Eleanor was born in Newelltown, Pa. on July 26, 1919. She was a daughter of the late Bert and Lulu (Saxton) McIlwain.
Eleanor was a life-time member of the Newelltown Methodist Church which was established in 1873. She was proud to be the longest attending member in the church’s history, having attended for 99 years. Eleanor held many church offices and it was there she became interested in a teaching career, when taking charge of the children’s Sunday school classes.
After graduating from Canton High School in 1936, Eleanor attended Mansfield State Teachers College and received a certificate after two years. She then taught at Oregon Hill Pa. until 1940 when she married her beloved husband, Carty and became a farmer’s wife. After raising two children, Eleanor went back to college and received more credits and in 1961 started teaching at the Roaring Branch School until its closure. Mrs. Wooster then went to Canton Area Elementary School and taught second grade until retiring in 1983.