Ellen Westfall

Obituary of Ellen Westfall

Ellen Jane Westfall, 83 of Valley City passed away late Saturday October 28, 2017 at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield.

She was born December 26, 1933 near Griggsville the daughter of the late Joseph W and Bernice Buckholtz Bright. She married Orville L. Westfall on her birthday 1951 in Auxvasse, Missouri.

Ellen attended Flint Township School and Griggsville High School. She worked in the apple orchard as a sorter at Tate Cheese and as a CNA at Illini. She was a wife, mother and grandmother who loved flowers, spending time with her family. She also enjoyed sewing, playing cards and taking rides just to enjoy the scenery and was fond of old Westerns.

Surviving is her daughter Linda Kells, grandchildren Preston (Morgan) Phillips, Timothy (Veronica) Phillips, Joseph Kells, Rhiannon (Joe) O’Brien, Stephanie (Brandon) Hobson and many great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband Orville, a daughter Velma Sue Phillips, brother Harry Johnson, granddaughter Heather Lynn Kells and her son in law Stephen Kells.

A funeral service will be held at 2 pm Thursday November 2, 2017 at the Airsman-Hires Funeral Chapel in Griggsville. Burial will be in Griggsville Cemetery. The family will meet with friend from 1 pm until the time of the service on Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the family.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.airsman-hires.com