Irene Ellars(July 27, 1926 - Feb. 3, 2014)


LONDON — Irene Ellars, 87, of London, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 surrounded by her family.

Born July 27, 1926 in Bainbridge, she was a daughter of Cleveland and Effie (Harrison) Knisley.

An active member of the London Church of the Nazarene. Irene was a matron of the former Madison County Children's Home.

Survivors include her husband of 67 years, Don Ellars; daughter and son-in-law, Dianne and Bud Miller of London; son, Donald "Pete" Ellars of Columbus; grandson, Joshua Ellars; great-granddaughters, Destiny, Lexie and Daisy Ellars, all of London; brother, Russell Knisley of Plain City; several nieces and nephews and many close friends including Judy Shoemaker of Oregon and Jim and Brenda Stambaugh of London.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and 12 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 in the London Church of the Nazarene with Pastor Jack Davis officiating. Interment will follow in Range Township Cemetery, Sedalia. Friends may call at the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main St., London from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 6, and one hour prior to services at the church on Friday.

If they wish, friends may make memorial contributions to the Building Fund of the London Church of the Nazarene.

Online condolences for the family may be sent to

Funeral Home

Eberle-Fisher Funeral Home
103 North Main Street London, OH 43140
Published in The Madison Press from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2014