Ellen E. Gelly

Ellen E. Gelly, age 83 of Highland, IL, died Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at Highland Health Care Center in Highland, IL.

She was born on Monday, April 02, 1934, in Highland, IL, the daughter of Robert and Milda (nee Reinacher) Bargetzi.

On Sunday, June 06, 1954, she married Leonard C. “Bud” Gelly at St. Jacob, IL, who passed away on Thursday, May 14, 1998.

She was a member of Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland, IL.

Mrs. Gelly was born at Highland, IL; she grew up in Highland. She graduated from Highland High School in 1952. Following graduation, she had attended business school in St. Louis. After her marriage, she and her husband lived south of Highland and farmed. She had helped operate the farm for many years. She had done house cleaning for many years. She worked for Faith Countryside Homes Nursing Center for 7 years. She was a very good bowler; had bowled with the Wednesday Night Bowling League at Poplar Junction for over 30 years. She also enjoyed bingo and taking trips.

Survivors include:
Son – Mark L. (Janelle) Gelly, Highland, IL
Son – Randy R. (Barbara) Gelly, Trenton, IL
Daughter – Tami L. (John) Wieser, Highland, IL
Grandson – Aaron R. (Dr. Bonnie) Gelly, Highland, IL
Grandson – Matthew C. (Cara) Gelly, Highland, IL
Grandson – Tyler J. Gelly, Trenton, IL
Grandson – Grant A. (Lindsay) Gelly, Alantic, IA
Grandson – Garret R. Gelly, Highland, IL
Granddaughter – Ashtyn F. Strode, Highland, IL
Grandson – Taylor R. Wieser, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Kenzie M. Gelly, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Lexa A. Gelly, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Brenden M. Gelly, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Blake A. Gelly, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Boston R. Gelly, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Karigan J. Gelly, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Brooklyn G. Gelly, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Waylon B. Gelly, Highland, IL
Sister In-law – Gladys Bargetzi, Highland, IL
Sister In-law – Evelyn Willmann, Highland, IL.

She was preceded in death by:
Father – Robert O. Bargetzi – Died 2/8/1966
Mother – Milda M Bargetzi – Died 3/7/1993
Husband – Leonard C. “Bud” Gelly – Died 5/14/1998
Brother – Raymond R. Bargetzi – Died 7/13/2002
Sister – Helen M. Hundsdorfer (twin to Ellen) – Died 11/17/2014
Brother-in-law – Donald L. Hundsdorfer – Died 4/24/2016
Brother-in-law – Glenn “Dick” Willmann – Died 05/14/2014
Sister In-law – Shirley J. Rickher – Died 5/28/1984
Brother-in-law – Robert L. Rickher – Died 3/26/2005.

Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Friday, November 17, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.

Funeral service will be at 10:00 AM on Friday, November 17, 2017, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL., with Rev. Christopher W. Hill, Senior Pastor, Evangelical United Church of Christ, Highland, IL, officiating.

Interment will be at Highland City Cemetery in Highland, IL.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation or Evangelical United Church of Christ.

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