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Ellen L. Stephenson, 82

Ellen L. Stephenson, 82, of Lafayette, passed away on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, in Indiana University Health Arnett.

Ellen was born on January 30, 1930, in New Richmond, IN, to the late Ernest and Gladys (Mullen) Stephenson.

She graduated from Ball State University with her Master's Degree in Elementary Education. She was formerly an elementary education teacher in Michigan City, Crawfordsville and Frankfort. She was also an editorial assistant at The Scripture Press in Wheaton, Illinois.

Ellen was an active member of Lighthouse Baptist Church in Lafayette, the Write It Down Club, the Friendship House Bible Study, and Wabash Wordsmith. Ellen enjoyed playing the piano at several nursing homes and growing flowers. She was a prolific writer of stories and poems.

Ellen is survived by her sister, Mildred Halsema of Lafayette and two nieces, Cindy Mann (husband: Marty) of Bloomington and Charlotte Ottinger of Indianapolis. She also had 3 great-nieces and 2 great-nephews, and a great-great-niece.

A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 17th at Lighthouse Baptist Church, 1730 East 430 South Lafayette, with Pastor William Murdock officiating.

Ellen will be inurned in Linden Cemetery with her parents.

Memorial contributions can be made to Lighthouse Baptist Church in memory of Ellen.

You may light a Candle of Hope in Remembrance of Ellen by visiting

Published in the Journal & Courier on Mar. 15, 2012
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