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In Loving Memory

Wahby, Eleanore Ruth (Venable) 

On May 22, 2023, Eleanore Ruth (Venable) Wahby transitioned from this earth to a spirit beyond.  Eleanore was the daughter of the late Webster M. Venable and the late Jennie (Mozier) Venable.  The dear sister of Janet (Venable) Kitrel and the late Melba (Venable) Cabanellas.   Dear mother of Deborah (Wahby-Roubanian) Farrar (Thomas Farrar Jr.), Daniel Wahby (Robin Griswold Wahby), Angela Wahby (Monte Landis), and Phillip Wahby (Amanda Mahler Gebel).  Dear Grandmother of John Roubanian, Sonya Roubanian, Taline (Roubanian) Stemmler, Raffi Roubanian, Sarkes Roubanian, Phillip Wahby Jr., and Olivia Wahby.  Dear sister-in-law, aunt, great aunt, cousin, great-grandmother, and friend to many.

Eleanore was a member of Unity of St Louis-South congregation.  She enjoyed cooking, crafts with her great-grandchildren, listening to jazz, entertaining at home, feeding the masses of friends and family members (no one ever left hungry).  Eleanore loved fresh-cut flowers and almost always had a bouquet on her kitchen table, her favorite gathering place for friends and family.  Eleanore enjoyed talking and especially talking on the telephone with all her friends and loved ones.  Eleanore loved sending cards and picking out the perfect one to send.  She loved sending her special messages on holidays, birthdays, or for no reason at all.  She loved brightening the lives of everyone around her.  She will be missed by many but her spirit and life lessons live on in each of us.

Memorial Services are being planned for Saturday, July 15, 10:00 visitation, 11:00 memorial service, and a meal in the hall after the service. Location is First Unity Church of St. Louis, 4753 Butler Hill Rd. St. Louis, MO 63128.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name to Unity of St. Louis – South, 3701 Bayless Ave, St. Louis, Mo 63125.


8 thoughts on “Wahby, Eleanore Ruth (Venable) ”

  1. Aunt Ellie was one of sweetest loving aunts you could ask for. Always kind words and I always loved my cards from her. Her spirit enriched many and will be missed. I loved her relationship with her great grandchildren, who will definitely miss her crafting with them. May she enjoy the next part of the journey. Love you my dear aunt, give hugs to all the family who have left us.

  2. All honor and glory be to God for my precious Aunt Eleanor. She is loved and she loved people. Praying for peace and comfort for her children,my cousins.Also praying for her grandchildren and her great grandchildren. Glad she was so loving to everyone. God be with you all.

  3. My mother Judy Hechler loved Eleanore and spoke many times of visiting here when she was a young girl. They had many adventures in St Louis and loved riding the street cars together.
    Condolences to her family from Dan and Kim Hechler

  4. Mom thank you for your unconditional love and support. Thank you for believing in me when I doubted myself. You taught me to stand up for what I believe to always speak my mind which I do. I miss our daily conversations and sometime our disagreements but they were ours. You are our families rock no matter what and are here in spirit with me in everything I do. Say hi to Chet for me, remind him that I caught the bigger shark. I know you are probably busy vacuuming then mopping with WAY to much bleach out there in the universe. So travel safe and enjoy the afterlife. I will always love you and you are the bestest Mom ever.

  5. Mom, it is hard to put in words our life together. We lived together 62 years of my life and I cherish our time on earth together. You have taught me about love, life, and the key to happiness thru love. My dinners are really quiet these days. I miss our nightly meals. I play your music, sit in your chair, and I know you are with me. I was lucky to have my life with you. You taught me to have strength and accept change. I do not want to let you down so challenge accepted. Your spirit and life lessons live on. I love you.

  6. Mom, I feel so fortunate that I had you in my life for almost 67 years. Not many can boast that fact, and I know how blessed I am to be able to say so. With age comes wisdom and you have shown me and others that wisdom and unconditional love in so many ways throughout your time here on earth. You spent your time loving and caring for others, but you also took the time to love and care for yourself. You taught me that you can’t truly give love until you know that love yourself. I know how much you loved and cared for your children (myself, Dan, Angel, and Big Phill), grandchildren (John, Sonya, Taline, Raffi, Sarkes, Little Phill, and Olive), and great grandchildren (Alexis, Ava, Gabrielle, Amirah, Adelina, Amir, Nassir, Mihran, Khadija, Munirah, and Leyla). I also know how much each of us loved and respected you.

    I’m going to miss our weekly talks about everyone and everything under the sun. I loved when we would spend time “solving” everyone else’s problems. You were always there when I needed you most and I know I was there when you needed me. You will always live on in our hearts and we will always be connected through one our many invisible strings. I love you, Mom! Know that your spirit will live on in each of us.

  7. My condolences to the Family
    My prayers and my thoughts are with you at such a time of sadness. May she Shine bright like a diamond in the sky .I knew her back in late 80s nice lady and a very strong one at that ! I knew her through her son Philip
    Sending healing light to all of you
    God bless

  8. Eleanor was my first cousin and one of my favorites. When my sisters and I would visit our aunts and uncles in St. Louis, we would have so much fun. It was during the world war ll years and much was going on in the world. Aunt Jennie would take us to, the forest park zoo, the Admiral, the highlands, and Union Station, which was teeming with soldiers and sailors going through St. Louis. Eleanor would also spend time with us on our farm north of Troy Missouri, where we would play games outdoors. She and I as young naïve adolescents thought that someday we would marry. We really loved each other. She would say that Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt were cousins, so we could marry too. Uncle Webb was a staunch Democrat and I suspect that Eleanor was named after Eleanor Roosevelt, but no one ever told me that. She was a sweetheart and I know her family misses her greatly.


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