Ellen Hamblen

Ellen L. Hamblen

HEATH: Ellen L. Hamblen, 88, of Heath, passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013, at the Selma Markowitz Hospice Center in Newark.

She was born August 27, 1924, in Morgantown, West Virginia, a daughter of the late Thomas Elwood and Esther Mae (Wade) Heathcote. For many years, she worked as an administrative assistant in the Office of County Clerk in Wayne County, Michigan. She was an avid reader, enjoyed the challenges of word puzzles and liked to travel.

Surviving are her husband, James W. Hamblen; sons Francis J. Bateman, Jr., Bradley W. Bateman; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son Christopher T. Bateman and a brother, Thomas Burdell Heathcote.

A memorial service will be held at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Granville at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Ohio, P.O. Box 430, Newark, Ohio 43058.

The family requests that all guestbook condolences be signed at www.brucker-kishlerfuneralhome.com and click obituaries/guestbook entry.

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Published in the Advocate on Feb. 21, 2013