Eleanor Rita Roes, 77, Newcomerstown, formerly of Ruskin, Fla., and New Hampshire, passed away Sunday morning, March 20, 2011, in the Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Newcomerstown.

Eleanor was born in Dover, New Hampshire, on March 4, 1934, a daughter of the late Wilfred Joseph and Rose Anna Bellemore Porier.

She was a homemaker for all her adult life and was a member of St. Francis DeSales Church, Newcomerstown.

In Florida, Eleanor was a member of the St. Anne's Church Women's Guild and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority chapter in Ruskin, Fla. She was a former member of the Newcomerstown Women of the Moose, Chapter No. 0029. Eleanor enjoyed bowling in the leagues at Cy Young Lanes, Newcomerstown. She also enjoyed camping, working crossword puzzles, and playing Scrabble.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her husband, Harold L. Roes Jr., Newcomerstown, who died Oct. 5, 1986, and whom she married Feb. 14, 1953. Also deceased are six sisters and three brothers.

She is survived by three daughters and a son, Charlene (Jeff) Martin of Houston, Texas, Cynthia "Cindy" (Michael) Hawthorne of San Diego, Calif., Hellen M. (William "Bill") Miles of Newcomerstown and Charles (Alberta) Roes of Parkersburg, W.Va.; eight grandchildren, Kristopher (Cammie) Miles of Coshocton, Cody Miles and Cheyenne Miles, both of Newcomerstown, Brett Martin, Houston, James Hawthorne and fiancée Marisa Vladislavich of Oakland, Calif., Daniel (Courtney) Roes, currently serving in the Army at Ft. Leonard Wood, Mo., Lori (Alan) Tucker of Parkersburg, W.Va., and Tiffany (Stephen) Camburn of Newcomerstown; several great-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; her last surviving sister, Irene Young of Ruskin, Fla.; several nieces and nephews; and two special friends, Liz Kurtz and Kathy Green, both of Newcomerstown.

The family would also like to acknowledge and give special thanks to the administration and staff at Riverside Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation for their special care.

To honor Eleanor's wishes, her remains are to be cremated. No visiting hours will be observed.

A Memorial Mass will be held next month at St. Francis DeSales Catholic Church, Newcomerstown. Those arrangements will be announced at that time by the Ourant Funeral Home, Newcomerstown.

The family is requesting that memorials be made to the family of Eleanor R. Roes, P.O. Box 68, Newcomerstown, OH 43832.