Ecumen Century Club: Happy 101st Birthday Eleanore Ebeling

Ecumen honors Eleanore Ebeling, a resident of Ecumen Meadows in Worthington, Minn., who is 101.

Ecumen honors Eleanore Ebeling, who is 101.

Born: Jan. 13, 1915, on a farm near Brewster, Minn.  (She has the cancelled check for $15 that her father used to pay the doctor who came by horse and buggy to deliver her.)

Residence: Ecumen Meadows in Worthington, Minn.  In 2004, Eleanore and her husband, Alvin, moved to Ecumen Meadows and lived together until his death two years later.                     

Hobbies/Interests: Eleanore has taught community education classes related to her various hobbies: quilting, sewing, oil painting and Indian seed beading.  She continues to be an avid reader of large print books.

Family: Married to Alvin (for 72 years). Three children, 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren.

Occupation: Farming.

Secrets of Longevity: Having lots of interests.  Also she exercises daily, in organized classes and twice daily on the NuStep exercise machine.

Interesting Facts: Eleanore has made more than 50 quilts, and each of her children and grandchildren have one, and she recently donated one to Ecumen Meadows for a fundraising event.  Also, she is a published recipe contributor in Country Woman magazine.

Congratulations on your 101st birthday, Eleanore! Ecumen honors you.