Ellen I. Deanie McElroy, 73, passed away Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, in Roane Medical Center, Harriman.
She was born Jan. 1, 1939, in Rockwood to Lawrence and Nora Waldo Shadden. She was a member of Rockwood Church of Christ. She retired from Alba Health after 43 years in finishing. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Nora Shadden; a sister, Virgie Gamble; and brothers, Charlie, Franklin and Lester "Peanut".
Survivors include her husband, Paul Ed McElroy, Rockwood; a daughter, Lois Woodward and husband Terry, Rockwood; a son, Paul Lee McElroy and wife Darlene, Sale Creek; a daughter, Rita Northern, Knoxville; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; two sisters, Aretta Bowling, Rockwood, and Lois Wright and husband Bobby, Rockwood; a sister-in-law, Iva Shadden, Rockwood; and three brothers, William Shadden and wife Mable, Terra Haute, Ind., Jack Shadden and wife Gloria, Rockwood, and Earl "Gator: Shadden and wife Peggy, Spring City.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 1, in Evans Mortuary, Rockwood. The funeral service followed in the chapel at 8 p.m., with Bro. Jim Wesson and Bro. Kendall Bear officiating. Burial was at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Glen Alice Cemetery, Rockwood. An online register is available at www.evansmortuary.biz