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P.O. Box 336
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Phone: 717-532-2211
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Eleanor Baer

Eleanor Grace Baer (Frey)

Monday, March 23rd, 1936 - Tuesday, September 1st, 2020
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Born March 23, 1936 Died September 1, 2020

Eleanor Grace Baer passed into eternal life peacefully at home attended by her husband of 65 years, Rev. Guy R. Baer.

She was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Chambersburg. Eleanor was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
She was deeply involved in the church all her life. Her passion and specialties were children’s Christian education and missions, which she pursued tirelessly for over 60 years. Eleanor held the office of President of United Methodist Women for the Central Pennsylvania and Susquehanna Conferences.

Eleanor was born in Scotland, Pennsylvania and was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Margaret (Miller) Frey, and her foster parents, Edgar and Ruth Besore. She was also preceded in death by her three siblings, Charles, John and Irene (Frey) Statler.

Eleanor is survived by her husband, Rev. Guy R. Baer and their four children, The Rev. Dr. Timothy R. Baer (Ann) of Mechanicsburg, Karen S. Baer of Williamstown, Ruth A. Dietz (Chub) of Wexford and Kenneth D. Baer (Amy) of Mechanicsburg. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, as well as nieces and nephews.

The celebration of Eleanor’s life will be held on Saturday September 12, 2020 at St. Paul United Methodist Church with the Rev John Kratz officiating. Family will receive friends at 10:00 with the service commencing at 11:00 followed by interment at Mongul cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Eleanor’s name to St. Paul UMC, 750 Norland Ave., Chambersburg, PA 17201.

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  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 12th, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Saturday, September 12th, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    St. Paul United Methodist Church
    750 Norland Ave.
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  • Service

    Saturday, September 12th, 2020 | 11:00am
    Saturday, September 12th, 2020 11:00am
    St. Paul United Methodist Church
    750 Norland Avenue
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    Rev. John Kratz
  • Interment

    Mongul Cemetery
    4162 Roxbury Road
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Mark Yentzer

Posted at 10:00am
I will never forget her kindness. May God give her eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain.
Please accept my condolences, and may God help comfort all of you.

Tana Eshenaur

Posted at 12:13pm
Blessings and prayers to Guy and the whole family! Eleanor was a great lady. She put up with a lot of teenagers back when we were in youth group. That was a long time ago. We saw a movie at the beach and we needed her to be our mom to get in the door. I think it was Jaws! Great lady! She will be missed by all! God Bless everyone! Tana (Stewart) Eshenaur

Joan & Pete Posey

Posted at 05:58pm
Guy and Family,
May God;s love bring you comfort during this difficult time and may your memories bring you peace.
God Bless You. Pete and Joan Posey

James D Nenninger

Posted at 05:21pm
Valuing memories of our shared brotherhood in ministry, growing, serving, being faithful disciples, What an invaluable life we have lived. We share and grieve these moments with you and your family. Rev JD & Rae Nenninger, Virginia, Balt-Wash Conference

Cindy Gettins Posted at 08:59am

My deepest condolences to the family. Cindy Gettins

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