Bacon, Ellen

Written by David Green.

Ellen L. Bacon, 94, of St. Joseph, Mich., formerly of Hudson, Mich., died Friday, May 25, 2007, at Royalton Manor in St. Joseph after a short illness.

 Ellen was born June 9, 1912, in Greenville, Ohio, the daughter of George W. and Susie Lea (Gorsuch) Leas. She spent her early life in Canada and then  moved to Hudson, where she lived until April 28, 2006.

She married Orville F. “Bill” Bacon Dec. 30, 1933. He preceded her in death June 5, 1982.

Since her marriage, she lived in her home at the corner of Main and Munson Highway in Hudson for nearly 73 years.

She was a former member of the Hudson Baptist Church and Canandaigua Community Church .

She is survived by two daughters, Nancy L. Johnson of St. Joseph and Rebecca L. Brown of Addison, Mich.; three grandchildren, Barcley A. (and Lori) Johnson, Jody L. (and Charles) Fryman, and Shelby L. Brown; five great-grandchildren, Zachary Stevens, Parker and Hadley Johnson, and Jacob and Kylie Fryman; a sister in-law, Ruth C. Leas; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, R.G. Leas and Charles Leas; and a sister, Martha M. Fergus.

A service celebrating her life is scheduled at noon Tuesday, May 29, at Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home in St. Joseph with Pastor Blair Hayward officiating. Visitation is planned at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will take place at noon Wednesday, May 30, in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Van Wert, Ohio.

Memorial donations may be made to the Benevolent Fund at The Chapel, an Evangelical Free Church, St. Joseph.

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