Mourning her passing are many nieces, and nephews, as well her caretaker/niece Donna Wheeldon, Somerset.
As well, she leaves a host of cousins who have fond memories of time with her as they grew up.
Many siblings, nieces, and nephews considered her a "second mother."
She leaves very special life-long friends, Corrine Donald and Juanita Farris, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Additionally, Susie Gossage, Melissa Gibson, Erica Troxtel, Anthony Garland, Pasha Burton, Nancy Honchell, Niki Hampton, Amber DeCrane, Ray Claunch, Heather Lay, Sandy Halcomb, and Alicia Phelps have been loving, caring friends in the last few years. Ellen's last home was The Neighborhood, where she was cared for by Sharon Reynolds, director, and family friend, Dr. Harry Kennedy.
Pallbearers will be Jerry Stone, Dale Robinson, Marce Absher, Jeff Absher, Dave Shadwick, Kevin Newton and Josh Newton.
A celebration of Ellen's life will be at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 24 at Southern Oaks Funeral Home with her nephew, Bro. Kris Absher officiating. Friends may visit after 11 a.m. at the chapel of Southern Oaks
Funeral Home until time for her service at 1 p.m.
Interment will be at the Science Hill Cemetery.
Memorials in lieu of flowers are suggested to the care of the cemetery at Science Hill Cemetery Garden
Club, P.O. Box 186, Science Hill, Ky., 42553.
Joshua D. New and Richard D. New with Southern Oaks Funeral Home are in charge of arrangements.