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In Memory of
Elinor Lillian Raub
September 11, 1922 - September 20, 2018

Elinor Lillian (Love) Raub of Columbus passed away peacefully on September 20, 2018. Born September 11, 1922 in Youngstown, Ohio, she was 96 years old. Elinor graduated from Youngstown State University and lived most of her life in Minerva Park.
Elinor was a wonderful conversationalist and interested in everyone around her. She was a gifted seamstress and gardener and loved to read. For eight years, as a young mother, she led a group of Minerva Park girls as a Camp Fire leader, teaching respect and responsibility and sharing her love of the outdoors. She enjoyed traveling and was happily involved in the early Elderhostel programs, along with her husband, Will, visiting countless places all over the United States, learning about local crafts and customs. Married for 53 years, Elinor and Will loved camping, cycling, growing anything, walking and above all, one another.
Preceded in death by her beloved younger brother and sister, Ken Love and Marge (Love) Gordon and by her husband, Wilson Raub. She is survived by her daughter, Gail (Raub) Bicknell and two adored granddaughters, Emily and Elizabeth Bicknell; nieces, Maggie Yelic, Billie Massey and Heidi Grundtisch; nephews, Ralph Raub, Ren Raub and Tom Gordon and their families.
Special thanks to the nurses and incredible aides at Friendship Village and the professionalism, guidance and loving care provided by Mount Carmel Hospice during this difficult time. May she be dancing to Clair de Lune in an endless field of blue cornflowers.


Kelly Rafferty

Sep 21, 2018

So very sorry for the loss your Mom, Gail, and family. I , and everyone I knew simply adored her!!! She was so kind, caring and there for so many ! Especially the Camp Fire last WO-HE-LO Mrs. Raub ❤️


Peggy Dlusky

Sep 27, 2018

Dear Gail and family, I saw in the paper about your Mom's death. Each time I see a notice of someone from the park, I am reminded of all the good years we all had there. Your Mom was always kind, positive and so friendly to everyone. And she always had a smile. I knew she no longer lived in the park, but I did not know she was at Friendship Village. Old friends are always missed. I know you and your family will miss her and you are in my prayers.


Bill Hogue

Sep 30, 2018

I loved working with your Mom. Sadly I lost contact with her as well as other IRD associates after the company was bought and sold so many times. I am very sorry for your loss but I am sure you know she was always a wonderful person to be around.