Eleanor Lineberger Flowers

  • Born: July 26, 1937
  • Died: June 20, 2018
  • Location: Westlake, Ohio

Busch Funeral and Crematory Services

32000 Detroit Road
Avon, OH 44011

Tel. (440) 937-6175

Tribute & Message From The Family

Loving Wife, Mother, Grandmother,and Great-Grandmother

Eleanor Lineberger Flowers, age 80, passed away in Westlake, Ohio on Wednesday, June 20 surrounded by her family.

Eleanor was born and raised by Graham and Sarah Lineberger in Dallas, North Carolina. She was one of seven children, which include her five brothers Everett, Harold, Ervin, Paul, and Dan and her sister Margaret Troutman. Even when she lived far away, she faithfully returned each year to attend the Lineberger Family Reunion because family was so dear to her heart. It was there in Dallas in her youth that she attended grade school and met Roger Flowers in the first grade. He later became her best friend and husband of 60 years. Together they raised three children: Mike, Patti, and Kristi.

Through the years they moved many times, but have been residents of the North Olmsted and Westlake area for 42 years where they were active members of John Knox parish. They were also members of the North Ridge Racket Club and The Tennis Club in Avon. Those that she knew from tennis have remarked that she was a fierce competitor with a wicked forehand on the court and a kind heart off the court.

Roger and Eleanor spent their winters in Fort Meyers, Florida where they developed many close friendships. They enjoyed the nice weather, which brought more opportunities to play tennis and host visits from children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Eleanor had a gift for showing her love through her thoughtfulness towards others. She never forgot a birthday. When family was together, her main goal was to be attentive toward others' needs and meticulously plan a wonderful visit. It was not unheard of for Eleanor to prepare a separate dessert for every member of the family, and after a visit you were guaranteed to have gained several pounds. If anyone mentioned that they enjoyed a particular dessert, she enjoyed surprising them with it the next day.

Eleanor is preceded in death by her parents, Graham and Sarah, sister Margaret and daughter Patti.

Left to remember Eleanor's kind heart and loving service are her husband, Roger; son, Mike (Sally); daughter, Kristi (Todd) Loesch; four grandchildren; Crystal (Brian) Regone, Alyse (Nick) James, Olivia Loesch, and Christopher Loesch; four great-grandchildren; Brady, Cally, and Blaise James, and Felicity Regone; and five brothers; Everett, Harold, Ervin, Paul, and Dan.

In lieu of flowers, please send a donation to the Cleveland Food Bank 15500 S. Waterloo Rd., Cleveland or John Knox Presbyterian Church 25000 Lorain Rd., North Olmsted, Ohio.
BUSCH FUNERAL HOMES 32000 Detroit Rd., Avon. www.buschcares.com 440-937-6175

Condolence & Memory Journal

So very sorry for your loss. May God wrap his loving arms around her in peace. May her love, light and memory live on in your heart.

Posted by The Nye Family - Westlake, OH   June 27, 2018

To Roger and the entire family, we send our love and sympathy to you all. We loved seeing Eleanor here at Sanibel Harbour and she will me missed dearly. What a wonderful, loving caring person

Posted by Angelo Celmo - Fort Myers, FL - Friend   June 25, 2018

Our prayers and thoughts are with Roger and family. Sending you thoughts of comfort during this difficult time and remembering Eleanor with love.

Posted by Bob and Jean Hill - Fort Myers, FL - Friend   June 25, 2018

Sending our love and sympathy to Roger and family..Eleanor was a wonderful , caring lady who brought together so many friendships. She was loved and will be missed by many people. She will be rembered and hopefully is resting in peace God bless her, Dick and Lucille Spicer

Posted by Lucille Spicer - Sarasota, FL - Friend   June 25, 2018

It was such a pleasure to have had Eleanor involved in my life. She was a delightful lady always with stories, advice and great tennis moves. I loved her box lined with pseudo aluminum foil for tanning! May your friends and family be a source of comfort during this difficult time.

Posted by Patricia Kitzel - Westlake, OH - Family Friend   June 25, 2018


To the family of Eleanor Floweres. I had the pleasure of doing Eleanor's hair at Silver Square. We all enjoyed when she came into the shop with stories and laughter. Eleanor was a true Flower in all of our lives. She will be greatly missed. God Bless, Edyta & all the Silver Square girls.

Posted by Edyta Schwartz - North Olmsted, OH   June 24, 2018

Our prayers and thoughts are with the Flowers family. We have fond memories of Roger and Eleanor at North Ridge Racquet Club she always thought about other people and loved her tennis.

Posted by Richard and Caroline Hughes - Avon, OH - Friend   June 24, 2018

My thoughts and prayers go out to each family member as you endure the pain of your loss. May God be with each of you and provide his strength to your healing process.

Posted by Dan Lineberger - Stanley, NC - Family Friend   June 24, 2018

My condolences goes to the Flowers family, I'm so sorry for your loss. May the loving God of all comfort and hope , comforts you during this time of sadness. Psalms 94:19


Posted by Tiffaney G - OH   June 23, 2018

Beautiful commentary on a lovely soul and a well-spent life. We will miss Eleanor Flowers very much.

Posted by David Gillespie - Charleston, SC - Family   June 23, 2018

Always there for those who needed her. Hard to imagine life without her!

Posted by Judi Gillespie - Charleston, SC - family   June 23, 2018

My condolences goes out to the Flowers family. May the God of all comfort be with you at this difficult time.

Posted by Amanda O    June 23, 2018

Roger, you and your entire family have our very deepest sympathies. Eleanor brought so much joy to all of us gals in "Eleanor's Wednesday Tennis League. Always organizing our birthday parties and Christmas get togethers. She has touched so many lives and we will never forget her. Please take comfort in knowing how very special she was. Rick and Cheryl Schaming

Posted by Rick and Cheryl Schaming - Grafton, OH - Friend   June 22, 2018

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