Aug. 16, 1919-Sept. 3, 2019
Eleanor Margaret Fetters, 100, of Butte, Montana, passed away peacefully on September 3rd at Continental Care and Rehab Center. She was born August 16, 1919 to William Carl Smyers and Viola Zufall in Punxsutawney, PA. She spent her childhood and youth in Brookville, PA where she graduated high school in 1936.
Eleanor married William Alexander Fetters in 1937 and they had 7 children: William A. Fetters, Butte, MT, David E. Fetters (deceased), Lana M. Westfall (deceased) Alan C. Fetters (deceased), Karen (John) Dutton, Janice T. Brooks, and Kurt (Debbie) Fetters.
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Eleanor was a waitress for many supper clubs in Butte. She was also a proud member of the Gold Hill Lutheran Church. Eleanor started working in a pennant factory at 15 which turned into many years of embroidering bowling shirts. She and her husband, Bill, ran the Butte to Lima mail run for years. Even with multiple jobs and children she always managed to have a homemade meal on the table every day. She loved oil painting crocheting and waiting on restaurant patrons until 88 years old.
Eleanor is survived by William Fetters, Karen (John) Dutton, Janice Brooks, Kurt (Debbie) Fetters, William Carl Smyers, and 18 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by William Carl and Viola Smyers, David Fetters, Lana Westfall, Alan Fetters, David Smyers, Lillian Martz, and Todd Atcheson.
Please visit https://buttefuneralhome.com/ to offer the family a condolence or to share a memory of Eleanor. Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for Eleanor and her family.
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