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ELLEN W. SHIFFLETT (1932 - 2014)

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ELLEN W. SHIFFLETT, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, at Parkview North Hospice, Fort Wayne. Born Sept. 1, 1932, in Akron, Ohio, she was a daughter of John and Christina Gourlay. Her parents were both born in Scotland and came to the U.S.A. in the early 1900's. Ellen met her future husband, William (Art) Shifflett in the first grade at Smith School. They were married on May 1, 1954 and had their 60th anniversary this year. Her husband was transferred to the Goodrich Plant in Woodburn, Ind., in 1964. Ellen was a member of New Haven United Methodist Church. A 50 plus year member of Eastern Star and the Scottish Cultural Society. She was also a member of American Legion Post 330 Ladies Auxiliary. Surviving are her husband, William; sons, Kevin of Fort Wayne and Keith of New Haven; daughter, Keri Burford of New Haven; grandsons, Willyam Burford of New Haven and Trentyn (T.J.) Burford of the U.S.M.C. stationed in Hawaii. She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Chrissie Kurzen. Per Ellen's request, there will be no calling or service. Memorials may be given to New Haven United Methodist Church. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave. To view the online obituary, visit

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Fort Wayne, IN 46805
(260) 426-9494
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Aug. 21, 2014
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