FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Ellen Jane Waselues, 89, passed away Thursday, May 22, 2014. She was born Nov. 16, 1924, in Gilmore, Oklahoma, the daughter of James A. and Rebecca Jane Davidson Ratterree. She was a homemaker, an avid Razorback fan and enjoyed cooking, gardening and fishing. She loved to travel and spend time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a volunteer for the Washington County Election Commission, Fayetteville Senior Center, EOA, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Washington Regional Medical Center, March of Dimes and Walton Arts Center. During World War II, Ellen participated in the ""Women at Work"" campaign. Much like ""Rosie the Riveter,"" she worked helping to build airplanes at Douglas Aviation in Dallas, Texas.
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Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Moore's Chapel in Fayetteville and burial will be in Oakland Cemetery in Poteau, Oklahoma, under the direction of Moore's Chapel.
She is survived by a son, Jim Waselues (Donna) of Fayetteville; a daughter, Barbara Waselues of Fayetteville; a son-in-law, David Clements of Tupelo; six grandchildren, Terra Waselues, Jenna Waselues, Hannah Ring (Matt), Matthew Clements, Andrew Clements and James Frank Clements; three great-grandchildren, Deuce Ring, Tyler Ring and Asher Ring; three brothers; and three sisters.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank John Waselues in 1984; a daughter, Patty Clements in 2004; three brothers; and one sister.
Memorials may be made to Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 East Longview, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703.
To sign the online guest book, visit www.mooresfuneralchapel.com.
Moore Funeral Service
706 Main St Purvis, MS 39475
Published in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal on May 24, 2014