Eleanor Grout, 96, Winterset, Iowa, died Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Madison County Memorial Hospital, Winterset.

She was born Sept. 22, 1921, in Hays to Joseph and Carolina (Wagg) Sauer.

She married Claude Grout on June 3, 1947, in Ellis. He preceded her in death. She had been a resident of Winterset since 1948, having come from Colorado. She taught school for two years, worked at Mountain State Telephone Co. in Denver and spent most of her time as a homemaker.

She was a member of the New Bridge Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Claudia Royal and husband, Dennis, Winterset, and Bonnie Caldwell and husband, Gordon, North Port, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Jack Fox, Ellis; five grandchildren; a step-grandson; five great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; and a step-great-great-grandson.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Ernest Raymond Sauer; and a sister, Wilma Fox.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at New Bridge Church, Winterset; burial in the Clark Cemetery at Madison County, Iowa.

Visitation will be until 8 p.m. Wednesday with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church.

Memorials are suggested to her family for a future designation.

Caldwell-Parrish Funeral Home-Collins Chapel, Winterset, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be left for the family at www.caldwellparrish.com.