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Ellen Conley

Ellen Conley, 81, Kendallville, Ind., died Sunday, December 18, 2016, at Kendallville Manor Nursing and Rehab.

    She was born December 22, 1934, in Garrett, Ky., to Carew and Margaret Gibson.

    She was a homemaker and worked at K and L Stamping in Kendallville.

    She was married June 6, 1958, in Summersville, Ohio, to Curtis Conley. He preceded her in death on March 1, 2011.

    Surviving are three daughters, Emily “Jeannie” (Bruce) Andrews, Big Long Lake, Virginia Conley, Kendallville, Ind., and Waneta (Butch) Percey, Beaumont, Texas; two sons, Arnold R. Gibson, Kendallville, Ind., and Danny R. Conley, Cassopolis, Mich.; 14 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Deanna Belcher and Barbara (Homer) Ferrell, both of Cromwell, Ind.; and two brothers, Tolbert Gibson, and Roy Gibson, both of Kendallville, Ind.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, one granddaughter, Katlin Shaylend Conley, three sisters, Ollie Heileman, Virginia Lee Gibson, and Verna Mae Gibson, and three brothers, Edford Gibson, Ledford Gibson, and Arnold Ray Gibson.

    Funeral service was held Wednesday, December 21, at Young Family Funeral Home Kendallville Chapel with Pastor Charles Mosley officiating.

    Burial is in Orange Cemetery, Rome City.

    Memorials may be directed to Parkview Noble Hospice or to the American Lung Association for the prevention of COPD.

    Online condolences may be sent at www.youngfamily funeralhome.com.