Ellen Crispell

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May 26, 2012

Ellen Gregory Crispell, 92, formerly of Dallas, passed away on May 26, 2012 at Maine Medical Center, Portland, Maine, with her family at her side.

She was the wife of Darrel D. Crispell, who predeceased her in 2002. She was born in Trucksville on March 2, 1920, a daughter of Raymond J. Gregory and Goldie Smith Gregory.

Ellen graduated from Westmoreland High School and the Wyoming Seminary Dean School of Business. She was a longtime member of the Forty Fort United Methodist Church and an active Girl Scout Leader for many years. Ellen served as an officer of Morris Run Coal Company. She enjoyed traveling and always sought out local flower gardens on her trips.

At age 90, she moved to Maine to be closer to her family. Ellen made many new friends at Gorham House, where she lived independently. She loved lobster and having her friends from the Dallas area visit.

Ellen was preceded in death by her sisters, Catherine Gregory and Charlotte Kuhnert.

Surviving are her daughters, Judith Cons and her husband, Dr. Jonathan Cons, Porter, Maine; Nancy Steeves and her husband, Richard Steeves, Esq., Standish, Maine; Anne Milicia and her husband, Michael Milicia, Bedford, Mass.; grandson, Dr. Jason Cons and his wife, Erin Lentz, Lewisburg, Pa.; one great-grandchild, Mira Cons, whom she dearly loved.

A memorial service will be held on August 26, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Forty Fort United Methodist Church.

Memorial donations may be made to Northeast Hearing and Speech Center, 75 W. Commercial St., Portland, ME 04101.

Published in Times Leader on Aug. 5, 2012
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