Eleanor I. Shuman, 87 One of 706 Titanic survivors

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ELGIN, Ill. - Eleanor I. Shuman, one of the last survivors of the Titanic, died Saturday. She was 87.
Mrs. Shuman was less than 2 years old when the ship went down in 1912. Mrs. Shuman's mother, brother and one of two Swedish teenagers traveling with them were among the 706 survivors.
Mrs. Shuman saw the premiere of the movie "Titanic" last year in Chicago and met director James Cameron there. "He said I reminded him of Rose, the girl in the movie," Mrs. Shuman told a reporter later. "So when you see Rose, think of me."
Mrs. Shuman said the movie revived memories even though she was only a toddler when the ship sank. "I can still see all the hands reaching up to me from below," she said in a December interview. "I didn't want to go. And I remember the noise. Everybody was yelling and crying and screaming." The movie, she said, was so realistic that it was difficult to watch. "I did a lot of crying."
She leaves a son, Earl Shuman of St. Charles, and two grandchildren.

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