Survivors include 8 children: Gene; George (Taeko); Joyce (Charles Bunce); Alice (Terrell Bear); James; Virginia (Ramon Johnson); Joan (David McCullough); and John (Jane); 18 grandchildren and 26 great grandchildren; a brother, Frances (Shirley) Larsen, Correctionville; a sister-in-law, Harriet Jensen of Cartersville, Ga. and many nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by a stillborn son, 2 grandsons and a stillborn great grandson; 4 sisters and 3 brothers.
Ellen's Celebration of Life was held on Jan. 26, 2011 at Shadow Mountain Mortuary in Phoenix, Ariz. with Pastor Rowdy Van Horne officiating. Rodney Zabel was the soloist. Ellen's final resting place will be in the Galva cemetery.