Ellen Shaughnessy (Hanson) Blanton (1948 - 2012)

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Ellen Shaughnessy Hanson Blanton, 63, of Front Royal, died Thursday, November 22, 2012, at Warren Memorial Hospital.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, November 28, at 11:00 a.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Rev. Larry Andes and Blue Ridge Hospice Chaplain Susan O'Kelly. Burial will follow in Prospect Hill Cemetery in Front Royal. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. A time of food and fellowship will immediately follow the graveside service at the family home.

Ellen was born November 28, 1948 in Morristown, NJ, daughter of Robert "Bob" Hanson and Eugenia Goodridge. She was a former secretary for Ressie Jeffries Elementary School with the Warren County Public School System. Ellen attended Fishnet Ministries. She spent her days living in the Blue Ridge, enjoying her family and always loving them "more".

Loving daughter, wife, and mother of four children and grandmother of seven grandchildren. Surviving with her mother, Eugenia Goodridge of West Palm Beach, FL, are her husband, John B. Blanton of Front Royal and her first husband, Michael Golden of Manassas and their children, Sean Golden of Front Royal and his wife Krisanda with their children, Kolten and Kash Golden, Brian Golden of Aspen, CO and his wife Erica, Michele Bollinger of Orlando, FL and her husband Jim and their children, Bo and Luke Bollinger, and Katie Golden of Front Royal and her children, Cali and Nolan Golden and Sebastian Banks; two brothers, Jamie Hanson of West Palm Beach, FL and Robert Hanson of Juipter, FL; and her half sisters, Dee Sieg of Port St. Lucie, FL, Leslie Spoone of Sebring, FL; and half brother, Joe Hanson of Alexandria, VA.

Pallbearers will be Sean Golden, Brian Golden, Jamie Hanson, Joe Hanson, Dave Cramer, Mike Tanner, and Jim Bollinger.

Honorary pallbearers will be Chris Painter, Heath Gilbert, Mike McCormick, and Adam Orndorff.

Memorial contributions may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, 733 Third Avenue, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10017 or to the Arthritis National Research Foundation, 200 Oceangate, Suite 830, Long Beach, CA 90802, or to Ministering Angels, P.O. Box 854, Berryville, VA 22611 or to Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601.

Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home in Front Royal.

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Published in Northern Virginia Daily from Nov. 25 to Nov. 26, 2012