Harriet Eldridge, 92

Harriet Elizabeth Eldridge

Harriet Elizabeth Eldridge was born on March 24th, 1925. She was the first child born to Johnella and Charles Henry Eldridge.

One and a half years later her sister Dorothy Naomi would arrive and they became inseparable.

Harriet was a student of John Farren Elementary school as well as attending DuSable High School. She finished her academic career at Pestalozzi -Frobel Teacher’s College with a degree in education.

Harriet, who once lived in Hyde Park, near 55th Street, for 47 years, was a member of the Museum of Science and Industry’s senior walking group and was also a member of the YMCA on 53rd Street in the 1970s.

She had several hobbies. She loved tap dancing, singing, and playing piano and was proficient at all three.

Though she never married she was constantly surrounded by her loving family, which included her brother-in-law Oliver Green and her adoring nephews Oliver and Henk, with whom she lived with her entire life.

Harriet had a long career spanning over three decades at Glenwood School in Chicago Heights, Ill. She continued with her love for teaching after retiring by substitute teaching into her 80s.

Harriet was a Sunday school teacher at Progressive Community Church for more than 60 years and was a member for over 88 years.

She leaves behind her two loving nephews Oliver and Henk Green and her adoring relatives and friends.