In loving memory of

Frances Eleanor Lewis
March 13, 2020

Frances Eleanor Lewis, age 85 of Colfax, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Unity Point -Methodist in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 10:30 A.M. at the Howard Street Christian Church in Colfax. Burial will take place at McKeever Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 from 5:00 - 7:00 P.M. at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax. Memorials may be directed to the Colfax Fire Department Association or the Colfax Historical Society and condolences may be left for the family at

The daughter of Robert and Hattie (Mills) Welch, Eleanor was born on November 1, 1934 in Colfax. She graduated from Colfax High School in 1952. On July 1, 1954, she was united in marriage to Charles Lewis. Eleanor enjoyed camping, flowers, and attending family gatherings. Her greatest joy, however, was when one of her children or grandchildren would walk through her door.

Those left to honor her memory include her children, Kenneth Lewis, Kevin (Beth) Lewis, and Kirk (Janet) Lewis; 24 grandchildren; 50 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, Charles; a daughter, Karla Lewis, a son Donald Wayne Lewis; a daughter-in-law, Sherri Lewis; a great grandson and her siblings.


Diane (Di) Smith wrote on Mar 18, 2020:

"Grandma Eleanor always had the prettiest smile and a great chuckle to go with that smile? She also gave fantastic "home remedies" that were shared from previous generations? Rest in Peace Sweet Lady?"

Susan Kruckenberg wrote on Mar 17, 2020:

"A Great lady."

Shawn Benac wrote on Mar 16, 2020:

"Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with your family."

Dave and Sheryl Brisel wrote on Mar 15, 2020:

"Dave and I were saddened to learn of Eleanor?s passing. She was a dear sweet Aunt. We, unfortunately, won?t be at the funeral, but know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Celebrate her life and the memories of knowing her. Blessings, Dave and Sheryl Brisel"

Mel and Karen Pierce wrote on Mar 14, 2020:

"Eleanor was such a sweet lady. We always enjoyed seeing her at Cowboy Church."

Sandy Murphy wrote on Mar 14, 2020:

"She will be missed Charlie and her had Texwco and go up and get a candy bar and Pepsi out of pop machine I went to her house for gararage sale sending prayers to her family and friends "