Eleanor Louise Neal Obituary

FEBRUARY 14, 1937 – JUNE 26, 2024


Eleanor Louise Neal of Jones Creek, Texas and, as of October 2019, a resident of Nacogdoches, Texas, passed away on June 26, 2024, at the age of 87.

Eleanor was born on February 14, 1937, in Houston, Texas, to Joseph Franklin Clarady, Sr. and Helen Louise (Page) Clarady. She grew up alongside her siblings Barbara, Sharon, and Joseph. She attended Milby High School in Houston, Texas. Eleanor married Robert Glen Neal on September 23, 1955. She loved her family, sports, horses, and dogs. Eleanor enjoyed attending Houston Oilers and Houston Texans games and watching the Houston Astros. She was a member and treasurer of Oyster Creek United Methodist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters, Barbara and Sharon; and one niece.

Eleanor is survived by her loving husband Robert Glenn Neal of Nacogdoches, Texas; one daughter, Glenda Kelley and husband Gary of Nacogdoches, Texas; one son, Rick Neal and wife Laura of Nacogdoches, Texas; grandchildren, Amie Kelley of Nacogdoches, Texas, Joseph Kelley and his wife Jessi of Dayton, Texas, and Andrea Evans and husband of Arkansas; and one brother, Joseph F. Clarady and wife Elizabeth of Helotes, Texas. Lastly she is survived by seven great grandchildren, three nephews, and two nieces.

No services will be held, but Eleanor will be interred at the Houston National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorial contribution may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cason Monk-Metcalf Funeral Directors, Nacogdoches, Texas.