Calling Hours:
Monday, June 26, 2017, 12:00-2:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Funeral Service:
Monday, June 26, 2017, 2:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Keith Troyer, officiating
Pastor of Grace Baptist Church

Burial with committal prayers will be in Shenango
Valley Cemetery, Greenville, PA

Eleanor R. Brest, age 99, formerly of Plum St., Greenville, passed away Friday morning, June 23, 2017 in St. Paul's. 

She was born in Orangeville, PA on February 1, 1918 to Oren and Minnie (Artman) McClelland.   She had attended Penn High School and on March 11, 1936 she married Robert E. Brest, he passed away on February 27, 2009. 

Eleanor had been a homemaker as well as operating a ceramics business out of her home for 30 years.  Also, during the 1950's she helped her late husband on their family farm in Otter Creek Twp.

She was a member of Grace Baptist Church, Greenville.  She and her late husband enjoyed traveling together and had visited all fifty states.  She also enjoyed gardening and cooking for her family.

She is survived by a daughter, Gail Carey and her husband John of Sheakleyville, three sons, Robert E. Brest and his wife Gertrude of Greenville, William E. Brest and his wife Rose of Greenville and Rodney P. Brest and his wife Beverly of Meadville, thirteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Eva June Bancroft and Marian McCright, and two brothers, James McClelland and Fred McClelland.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace Baptist Church, c/o Elizabeth Baran Missionary to the Philippines, 101 Donation Rd., Greenville, PA 16125.



  1. Lisa. (Mitchell ) mccracken Lisa. (Mitchell ) mccracken
    June 26, 2017    

    My deepest sympathy to the family ! Eleanor was a. Wonderful lady who will be greatly missed ! my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time !

  2. Eric and Kathy Eric and Kathy
    June 26, 2017    

    Keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers

  3. Jim Loutzenhiser Jim Loutzenhiser
    June 26, 2017    

    Bill and Rose,
    My deepest condolences. May god continue to console you at this time. I had no idea she was 99. What a wonderful life she has had.

  4. Anonymous Anonymous
    June 27, 2017    

    Mrs. Brest was our neighbor for many years. I took ceramic lessons from her. She was such a sweet and wonderful lady. Nancy Goblinger Young

  5. Skeet and Candy Skeet and Candy
    July 2, 2017    

    So sorty to hear of Mrs. Bredt’s passing, she was such a nice lady. Prayers sent to the family.

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