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Elnora H Baclesse

Elnora H. Baclesse, age 100 of Linn, passed away Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at the Linn Community Skilled Care Center.

Elnora was born September 3, 1913, in Luystown, a daughter to the late Henry and Josephine (Lock) Gelven.

Elnora attended school in Linn.

On December 2, 1932, she was united in marriage to John G. Baclesse in Linn. He preceded her in death on January 12, 1990.

Elnora was a lifelong area resident and had worked at Linn Manufacturing and at Chesebrough-Pond's as well as being a homemaker.

Elnora loved to fish. It had been said of her that no matter how big or small the fish was she never threw any of them back. She also enjoyed gardening, canning and spending time with her family.

Elnora is survived by: two sons, John Baclesse of Freeburg and Gary Baclesse and his wife Marsha of Byrnes Mill; four grandchildren, Sam Baclesse, Sara (Rick) Trumbull, Josh (Shelly) Baclesse and Jessica Baclesse; four great grandchildren, Riggs, Reid, Ellie and Adelaide as well as many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband of 57 years and her parents, Elnora was preceded in death by two brother and two sisters.

Visitation will be held from noon until 1:00 p.m. on Monday, May 26, 2014, at Morton Chapel in Linn. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Floyd Gudde officiating.

Interment will follow in the Perrey-St. Isidore Cemetery near Linn.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Perrey-St. Isidore Cemetery Fund.

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Hello Gary, Our prayers are with you and your family. I can't attend the services today as I have relatives coming to visit today. Please know that you are in our thoughts. Sam.

Sam Orr May 26 2014 12:00 AM

Elnora a special person I will always remember. A great sense of humor dedicated to fishing that would be hard to match. Enjoyed her at the Gasconade River and respected the devotion and kindness Gary Baclesse too his mother. Dan

Dan Niederhelm May 23 2014 12:00 AM