Herrin- Ellen Strange, 83, of Herrin, died at 8:30 AM, Thursday, January 2, 2003 at Herrin Hospital.
Ellen was born on October 2, 1919 in the rural McClure area of Alexander County to Charles & Mary Ellen (Simpkins) Copeland, Sr. She married Murrel Leslie Strange on May 28, 1944 in Cape Girardeau, MO. He preceded her in death on September 22, 1988.
Mrs. Strange was a homemaker and formerly worked for Curtis Wright Co. in St. Louis during WWII. She also worked at the Shoe Factory in Cape Girardeau, MO.
She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Herrin. Ellen enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles in her spare time.
Dtr & son in law- Linda & Jacob Priddy- Herrin
Dtr & son in law- Jean & Frank Taylor- Johnston City
Kristen Emery- Herrin
Laura Taylor- Johnston City
John Taylor- Johnston City
Emily Priddy & husband Ron Warrick- Belleville
Grace Priddy- Murphysboro
Oliver Priddy- Herrin
Michelle & husband Nate Lincoln- Carbondale
Four Great Grandchildren:
Joshua Hewlett- Herrin
Daniel Muck- Herrin
James Muck- Herrin
Kaitlin Muck- Herrin
Brother- Henry Copeland- Cape Girardeau, MO
Several nieces & nephews
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, great grandson; Justin Hewlett, seven brothers, and one sister.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM, Saturday, January 4, 2003 at Johnson-Hughes Funeral Home in Herrin. Jacob Priddy will officiate. Burial will follow at East Lawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 12 Noon until hour of service Saturday at the funeral home.
For more information or to sign the memorial guest register; please visit www.hughesfuneralhomes.com.