Eleanor Kecse, 1925-2017


Eleanor Kecse died November 13, 2017 in Franklin,Tennessee. “Ellie” was born in Chicago, Illinois May 25, 1925 to Alexander and Lydia Kecse, from Szentes, Hungary.

She had 3 sisters, Margret Kienitz, Gizella Simon, and Rosie Sebert, all deceased. The family moved to Michigan City in 1930.

Ellie was recognized as one of the first successful woman farmers, in the “Indiana Farmer” magazine in the 1940’s. She also grew tomatoes for Hunts Catsup Factory, and was a talented artist. Ellie painted watercolor paintings, which she sold at “Feeney’s Hometown Goods” in New Carlisle, Indiana, up until the time of her death.

In memory of Ellie, please donate to the Michigan Humane Society and SPCA,722 Indiana 212, Michigan City, Indiana 46360

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