Beverly J. Ellingwood Carrell, 87, passed away, 6:37 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018 in Wellbrooke of Crawfordsville.
She was born in Montgomery County, Nov. 11, 1931 to the late Lloyd and Minnie Phillips Ellingwood.
She married Donald Carrell, Dec. 21, 1951 and he survives. They would have celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary in a few weeks.
Mrs. Carrell graduated as class valedictorian from Alamo High School with the class of 1949. She had taken courses at Purdue University and graduated from the ACE (Accomplished Clerical Excellence) Program at Purdue. She retired from Purdue in the accounting department. She was the Wingate Town Clerk/Treasurer for two terms and was previously employed by Mid States Steel & Wire, Wolf & Himes Fertilizer later Chester, Inc.
She was a great mother/grandmother and a wonderful cook. She was a member of New Hope Chapel where she was active until her health declined, the former American Legion Auxiliary Post #72, Wingate Extension Homemakers and Colonial Red Hatters. She enjoyed traveling with her husband, reading, cooking, collected Fenton and Cobalt glassware, Longaberger Baskets and matchbox covers.
Survivors in addition to her husband Donald include three sons Michael (Kathy) Carrell of Waynetown, Dennis (Barbara) Carrell of Lebanon, Kenneth (Deb) Carrell of Noblesville; a daughter Patricia Brown of Olympia , Wash.; a brother Lloyd Ellingwood of Lafayette; three sisters Eleanor Ilene Hedrick of Mulberry, Rita (Clyde) Jones of Crawfordsville and Barbara Ellingwood of Crawfordsville; eight grandchildren Heather Chesterton, Joshua (Nicole) Carrell, Kristal (Jason) Thomas, Marcus Brown, Stacy (Craig) Parnell, Keith (Rebecca) Carrell, Matthew (Stephanie) Carrell, Megan Carrell; great-grandchildren Annalise Thomas and Jaxon Carrell.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son Daniel; a grandson Adam Carrell; and a grandson-in-law Mark Chesterton.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at Family and Friends Funeral Home with Pastor Duane Mycroft officiating. Burial will follow in the Waynetown Masonic Cemetery. Family and friends may pay their respects from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to New Hope Chapel.
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