Helen F. Ellison
September 19, 1917 - January 1, 2021
Helen F. Ellison was a resident of Forest Hills Care Center in Cincinnati. She passed away January 1, 2021 at the age of 103.
She was the wife of the late James Ellison of West Union. She was also preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Bertha Foster and eight siblings: Lucille Wikoff, Arthur Foster, Majole Foster, Ralph Foster, Ted Foster, Kendall Foster, Leland Foster and June Branson.
Helen is survived by two daughters: Carol (Ed) Hanks of Cary, North Carolina and Marlene (Doug) Evans of Cincinnati; four grandchildren: EJ Hanks of Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, Leighann (Rob) McGarrigle of Parlin, New Jersey, Jon Evans of Cincinnati and Jay Evans of Cincinnati; two great grandsons: Andrew and Austin Hanks of North Carolina and several nieces and nephews.
She was born on Island Creek in Manchester on September 19, 1917. She graduated from Manchester High School at age 17 and attended the former Holbrook College. She worked as an operator at the former General Telephone Company. She met and married James Ellison in 1938.
She was an active member of the West Union United Methodist Church and the church’s women's society until age 93 when she moved to Eastgate Village in Cincinnati to be closer to her daughter, Marlene. After three years, she moved to Forest Hills Care Center to live out the rest of her life.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: West Union United Methodist Church P.O. Box 518, West Union, Ohio 45693.
A private graveside funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. Reverend Al Bolte will officiate.