LAKELAND - Mrs. Ellen Hudson Via, age 73, died of cancer Saturday, March 8, 2014.
She was born in Princeton, W.V., on December 3, 1940. She was an executive secretary for W.R. Grace where she retired after 27 years. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother.
Mrs. Via was preceded in death by her brothers Steven "Steve" Hudson, Richard "Rick" Hudson, William "Bill" Hudson; and sister Mary Lou Brown. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Robert T. Via, Lakeland; daughters Donna and her husband Mike Jones, Lisa Via, both of Lakeland; brothers Harlan Hudson, Princeton, W.V., Philip Hudson, Ravenswood, W.V.; granddaughters Jessica Jones, Amanda Heiers, both of Lakeland.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Oak Hill Burial Park. Donations may be made to Lakeland Hospice House, 3450 Lakeland Hills Blvd., Lakeland, FL. 33805.
Lanier Funeral Home.
Lanier Funeral Home - Lakeland
717 Griffin Road Lakeland, FL 33805
Published in Ledger from Mar. 11 to Mar. 12, 2014