Eleanor Marion McGahen, age 68, of Waterford, went home to be with the Lord Monday, July 26, 2010 at Saint Vincent Health Center. She was born September 2, 1941 in Greenwich, NJ. She graduated from Fort LeBoeuf High School in 1960 and for many years she worked for Brace Farms and Megacards. She also volunteered at Thrifty Threads and at her church.

McGahen, Eleanor MarionWithout love we have nothing. She had the love of Jesus in her heart, therefore she loved everyone, family and friends. She was definitely a Proverbs 31 wife. Things will never be the same without her.

Eleanor was preceded in death by her father and mother, Aplin Isaac and Retha Lillian Hymer Watson, two sisters, Gladys Blossom Moorehead and Hazel McGahen, and her son Thomas Wesley McGahen Jr.

She is survived by her loving husband, Thomas Wesley McGahen, and four children, Cindy Cornwell and her husband Guy, Laurie Golden and her husband Duane, Dan McGahen and his wife Amy, and Ron McGahen and his wife Melissa. She has ten grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Her siblings include Retha McGahen, Elizabeth Price, Isaac Watson Jr., Francis Moorehead, Thelma Rossey, Shirley Englehart, George Watson and Frederick Moorehead.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Funeral Home, 105 Walnut Street, Waterford, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9pm and are invited to attend the funeral service at Grandview Alliance Church, 1102 East Gore Road, Erie on Friday at 11:00am. Officiating will be Pastor Jim Lynn. Burial will follow at Waterford Cemetery.