WELLSVILLE - Ella "Ellie" Hyslip Walker, of 25 Coats St., passed away Saturday (Nov. 3, 2012) at home after a three-year battle with breast cancer.
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She was born Aug. 4, 1937, in Wellsville, the daughter of the late Mark B. and Clara Jane Cochran Hyslip Jr. On Aug. 31, 1957, at St. John's Episcopal Church in Wellsville, she married Richard E. Walker, who survives.
Ellie was a former longtime resident of Meadowbrook Court in Wellsville and Rushford Lake. She wintered in Naples, Fla., and Fort Myers, Fla. after retirement. She attended the Martin Street School in Wellsville and graduated from Wellsville High School; Greenbrier Junior College in Lewisburg, W.Va.; and Alfred University, where she received her master's degree. She began her teaching career as a substitute teacher at various schools in Allegany County until she was contracted by Scio Central School, where she taught for 22 years, retiring in 1992.
She was a life member of Bata Sigma Phi Sorority and a member of the Wellsville Elks Lodge, the Wellsville Country Club and the Ladies Golf Association. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Surviving in addition to her husband of 55 years are two sons, Robert C. (Voni) Walker and Richard M. (Tracy) Walker, both of Wellsville; three granddaughters, Tricia (Bill) Smith of Elkridge, Md., and Ashley Walker and Chelsea Walker, both of Wellsville; two sisters-in-law, Barb Hyslip of Hart, Fla., and Marilyn Hyslip of Wellsville; a brother-in-law, Stanley Ruger of Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by two brothers, Mark B. Hyslip III and John K.C. (Jack) Hyslip.
Friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 7, 2012) at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow visitation at 8:30 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. Cole Gruberth presiding.
Memorial donation can be made to the David A. Howe Public Library or any
. To leave online condolences, visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Nov. 5, 2012