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Eleanor (Bown) Anderson Cumberlidge

September 8, 1940 ~ June 19, 2019 (age 78)


Eleanor Anderson Cumberlidge, 78, of Hannibal, MO passed away at 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at University Hospital in Columbia, MO.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Arch United Methodist Church.  Pastor Stacie Williams and Pastor Jamey Dyke will officiate.  Burial will be in the Grand View Burial Park.

Visitation will be held 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at the Smith Funeral Home & Chapel.

Eleanor was born on September 8, 1940, in Monroe City, MO the daughter of Robert and Darlene (Jackson) Bown. 

Eleanor was first married to Ken Hopkins and she later married Ivar Anderson on February 14, 1976, in Darien, IL, he preceded her in death on May 28, 2014.  Eleanor later married John William “Bill” Cumberlidge on September 25, 2016, he survives her.

Other survivors include her children, Greg Hopkins and wife Suzette, Mimi Nolan, and Juli Verrant and husband Jeffrey; brother, Dick Bown (Kathy), and Jerry Bown; sister Beverly Utterback (John); grandchildren, Antonio Hopkins (Meghan), Robert Rushing, Daniel (DJ) Nolan, Kylie Nolan, Tera Verrant, and Joey Verrant (Kate); great-grandchildren, Lincoln Hopkins and Robert (Jack) Rushing; and several nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved.

In addition to her parents, Eleanor was preceded in death by her first husband, Ken Hopkins and second husband, Ivar Anderson.

Eleanor graduated from Hannibal High School in 1958.  At the age of 18 she moved to Chicago by herself to attend X-Ray Tech School.  Upon graduation, Eleanor worked at area hospitals as an X-Ray Tech and Medical Transcriptionist before retiring from the Marion County Health Department.

Eleanor loved and cherished her family and was always there to support them in any event or activity they were involved in.  Eleanor was a strong believer in and loved the Lord.  She had a strong circle of friends that she would take delight in having coffee with, Bible study and prayer meetings with several times a week.  Mrs. Cumberlidge was a member of Arch United Methodist Church and recently was attending Standing On the Rock Ministry with her husband Bill.

Away from work and church, Eleanor took great pleasure in her flowers, getting her nails done and always made sure her lipstick was just right.

Pallbearers will be Joey Verrant, Robert Rushing, Daniel (DJ) Nolan, Greg Hopkins, Antonio Hopkins, Jeffrey Verrant.

Memorial contributions may be made to Arch United Methodist Church, in care of the Smith Funeral Home and Chapel.

Online condolences may be made to the family and video tribute viewed at on Eleanor’s memorial page at www.smithfuneralhomeandchapel.com




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June 25, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home & Chapel
2619 St. Mary's Ave.
Hannibal, MO 63401

Funeral Service
June 26, 2019

10:00 AM
Arch United Methodist Church
56017 Ocean Waves Drive
Hannibal, MO 63401

Graveside Service
June 26, 2019

11:00 AM
Grand View Burial Park
11116 US-61
Hannibal, MO 63401


Arch United Methodist Church
56017 Ocean Wave Road, Hannibal MO 63401
Tel: 1-573-221-3227
Web: http://www.archumc.com

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