Ellen L. King
1930 - 2021
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Ellen L. King

Nov. 17, 1930 - March 3, 2021

GRANGER, IN -

Ellen Louise King, 90, passed away on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 in Mishawaka. Ellen Louise Amerman was born November 17, 1930 to John Vann Amerman and Aubrey Marie (Griswold) Amerman. Ellen was born and raised in Clinton, Indiana and had two sisters, Mary and Iona, and four brothers, Wilbur, Richard, John and Willard who have preceded her in death. April 30, 1960 Ellen married Joe A. King and they raised three children Jo Ellen, Gene and Kevin in their more than 60 years of marriage.

Ellen is survived by husband Joe of Granger, IN; children, Jo Ellen of Granger, IN, Gene (Chris) of Granger, IN, and Kevin (Krista) of Murfreesboro, TN; five grandchildren, Cindy, Aaron, Brooke, Kaleb and Kenna; and three great-grandchildren, Jailynn, Camden and Aaron Jr.

Ellen devoted her life to helping others and spending time with her family. Ellen resided at The Village of Arborwood, Granger, IN with her husband Joe for the last 12 years where she built many lasting friendships and was part of the welcoming committee to the new residents. Those who knew and loved Ellen described her as devoted, compassionate, selfless, loving, caring, thoughtful, amazing and most of all a warrior who never gave up. She was known as the “neighborhood mom” and the kids knew that she always had a smile for them, food, interacted with them and provided a safe and loving place for them.

We were all blessed by this beautiful soul and now she is in the arms of Jesus. We are celebrating her life and praising Jesus for this precious gift.

A memorial service for Ellen will be planned at a later date. Palmer Funeral Home-Bubb Chapel, 3910 N. Main Street, Mishawaka is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences for the family can be left at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com. Memorial contributions in Ellen's memory may be made to Center for Hospice Care, 501 Comfort Place, Mishawaka, IN 46545.


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Published in South Bend Tribune on Mar. 14, 2021.
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