LISBON - Lifetime Newell resident Eleanor "Jean" McIntosh McNicol slipped quietly into eternal rest at 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at the Vista Center in Lisbon, following a lengthy illness. Jean, who would've been 94 on Nov. 12, was surrounded at the time of her death by the "love of her life" her husband, Jim and their extended family.
Jean was born at home in Mason City, W.Va., and was the last surviving child of George William and Eleanor Mae Duffy McIntosh. She had come to this area as a young girl, and was a 1938 graduate of the former Wells High School. She began working at the Golden Star Dairy before becoming associated with Homer Laughlin China in the glaze department, where she worked for over 40 years until her retirement in 1981. She was an honorary member of the U.S. Pottery Association and also belonged to the National Auxiliary of the Rainbow Division Veterans Memorial Foundation.
Jean belonged to the Newell United Methodist Church for most of her life and was a faithful prayer warrior. Although always thinking of others, she did enjoy traveling with her husband.
Eleanor “Jean” McIntosh McNicol
Having no children of her own, she warmly welcomed her many nieces and nephews and in-laws as her very own. She will long be remembered for her kindness, her humor, her gentle spirit, and for her special Christmas fudge.
Surviving her at home is her husband, James V. "Jim" McNicol, whom she married on Dec. 13, 1952.
Jean also leaves behind her extended family and friends whom she loved.
Preceding her in death were her brothers and sisters: Kathleen Kraft, Lucille Shepherd, Riley McIntosh, George McIntosh and Walter "Bart" McIntosh.
Friends may visit in the McNicol Room of the Dawson Family Center, her husband's former family homestead, 220 West Fifth Street, East Liverpool on Sunday, where the family will be present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.
Services will be held at the Dawson Funeral Home at 1:30 p.m. on Monday with lead pastor Rev. Ethel Dunaway and assisting pastor, Rev. Kara Rowe of the church officiating.
Jean will be interred at Shadow Lawn Memory Gardens, after which time the family and friends will return to the Dawson Family Center for a continued time of remembrance.
Those wishing to do so may make contributions in Jean's name to the 42nd Infantry Rainbow Memorial; checks may be made payable to RDVF, c/o Benjamin Pettus, 640 NE Lake Pointe Drive, Lee's Summit, MO 64064-1367 for a scholarship in memory of Eleanor Jean McNicol, or to the charity of choice.
View Jean's memorial webpage and send condolences to the family online at www.dawsonfuneralhome.com