Official Obituary of

Eleanor Alice Cunningham

July 19, 1941 ~ June 3, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Eleanor Cunningham Obituary

Eleanor Alice Cunningham, age 81, of Pinckneyville, passed away on June 3, 2023, at Barnes Hospital in St Louis, Missouri.

Eleanor was born in Pinckneyville on July 19, 1941, the daughter of Neil and Alice (Knapp) Cunningham. She graduated from Missouri Baptist School of Nursing and focused her life on operating room nursing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Southern Illinois. She enjoyed playing games and bridge with her friends.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her parents- Neil and Alice Cunningham, her sister- Betty Steele, and her niece- Kristin.

She is survived by her brother- Ted (Cathy) Cunningham, sister- Carol Heisner, brother-in-law- Rex Steele, nieces- Amy (Glenn) Coeler, Michelle (David) Kimmel, Julie (Donnie) Wilder, and her nephews- David (Janet) Steele, Patrick (Debbie) Steele, and Kyle Heisner.

It was Eleanor’s wish to be cremated with a private graveside celebration of life at a later date.  Maxton-Rosado Funeral Home of Du Quoin has been entrusted with final arrangements. To leave an online condolence for the family, please visit or call 618-542-2020.

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