Eleanor Edyth Kaufman

January 12, 1939 - October 4, 2019

Eleanor Edyth Kaufman, 80, a resident of Fort Myers, FL since June 1, 2018, formerly of Pembroke Pines, FL, passed away Friday, October 4, 2019 in Fort Myers. She was born January 12, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY to Arthur and Fannie Greenfield, now deceased.

Eleanor was of the Messianic Jewish faith. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and loyal friend.

She is survived by her beloved husband of over 38 years, Jim Kaufman of Fort Myers; four loving children, David Ross of Fort Myers, Terry Smith (Michael) of Silver Springs, MD, Traci Fraley (Brett) of Crosslanes, WV, and Cherie Coogle of Fairmont, WVA; seven grandchildren, Sheila, Louis, Zachary, Nicholas, Tommy, Dylan, and Staci; one great grandchild, Julius; three nieces and one nephew; as well as five cats, Shainah, Daisy, Nutmeg, Molly, and Annie.

Eleanor was preceded in death by a sister, Jeannette Abrams, as well as a brother, Paul Greenfield.

Graveside Services will be held 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at Sarasota National Cemetery, 9810 SR 72, Sarasota, FL 34241 with David Ross officiating.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Eleanor Edyth Kaufman are suggested to Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Maria L Patti Oct 8, 2019 at 5:30 pm

    I am sad to have learned that a long time friend has passed away, but, happily has gone on to heaven, where there is no more pain and suffering, but peace and joy in the presence of the Lord Yeshua for all eternity. For that I am happy. I had not seen Elli since about 4years ago, and I met her in 1980, when she lived In Pembroke Pines. She was a family friend, but really like family. I was very young, and she was more like a mother to me, but a friend when I first met her. I have wonderful memories of my younger years with her. Our family and she and Jim would go camping together, or we would go out to eat, visit each other’s homes, have Thanksgiving dinner together with other friends. We were one big family. We shared many life experiences together. Elli was very sweet to me. And I loved her. She was a vivacious person, making others laugh, or even cry. She was very lovable! For a period of years I lost touch with her, but she was always special in my heart. When I reconnected with her about 10 years ago it was like we never lost connection. In the past few years I had the chance to visit her in her home, and go out to lunch with her. It was wonderful to be around her again, sharing things about life, and our experiences. I am so happy I knew Elli in my lifetime. She was a wonderful person! I am sad that you are gone, for now, but I know I will see you again, in heaven ! I love you, Elli!! My condolences to your dear Jim, and to all the family and friends connected with you!! With much love,

    Maria L Patti

  2. Debbie Babcock Hunt Oct 9, 2019 at 5:25 am

    I have sooo many fond memories of your momma ! As a child and young girl .. I remember she Always had such a beautiful smile on her face always made me feel so welcomed in your home ! Always so fun to be around! .. I am so sorry for your loss .. will be praying for all that God will bring you comfort during this time❤️

  3. Carl and Christina Fulton Oct 10, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    Aunt Elli was such a beautiful person. We’re sad that she has passed away, but we know that she is with her Lord and Savior. She will be missed, but we will get to see her again. Thank you Lord for the time we had her here on earth.

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