Eleanor was the much-anticipated fifth of eight children of David and Victoria LeBeau. She brought joy, exuberance, and an abundance of love into the world. The excitement and enthusiasm she lived every day was present from the first day of kindergarten at Blessed Sacrament to her time at Althoff Catholic High School and as a dancer at Murray State. Ellie, who called herself a “bad ass”, joined the U.S. Marine Corps as a pilot with the same zeal and commitment she gave to everything. It was in the Marines that she found her soulmate in Chase Cooke, who shared the same excitement for life as Ellie. They were married at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Louis, MO, surrounded by all those who couldn’t help but love them. Ellie will be loved and remembered with the same fervor and joy with which she loved us all. As people often commented, “There was just something about Ellie.”
In lieu of flowers, please continue to lift Chase up in prayers, love, and support. Memorials may be made to the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, 875 North Randolph Street, Suite 225, Arlington, VA 22203, or online at https://www.nmcrs.org/. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, September 22, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 23, 2023, at St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. Jack McEvilly officiating.
Burial with full military honors will be at Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.
A link through Cathedral’s Facebook page can be found here: Funeral service for Captain Eleanor LeBeau – YouTube