Ellen Friend
Ellen Friend

Sept. 5, 1961-Oct. 10, 2020

DELPHOS — Ellen L. Friend, 59, of Delphos passed away on Saturday at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center.

She was born Sept. 5, 1961, in Lima to Leo and Zita (Rode) Martin, who preceded her in death. Ellen was united in marriage to Stephen Friend on March 21, 1988. He survives in Delphos.

She is also survived by two daughters, Nichole Friend and Kayla (Caleb) Smith of Delphos; three sisters, Laura (Mike) Sawmiller of Spencerville, Lisa ( Lyle) Leis of Lima and Mary Short of Van Wert; and two sisters-in-law, Linda Martin of Delphos and Kathy Martin of Washington Courthouse.

Ellen is preceded in death by her brothers Jim, Dean and Phil; an infant brother, Christopher Martin; and a brother-in-law, Roger Short.

Ellen was a 1979 graduate of Delphos Jefferson High School. Along with being a homemaker, she worked at Woolworth Restaurant, Lakeview Farms and retired after working at Speedway, where she was in charge of the Speedy Café. She was a member of Delphos St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and Delphos Eagles Aerie 471. She enjoyed watching romance movies, playing Pogo on the internet and playing Bingo.

Funeral Services will begin at 11 a.m. on Friday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Scott Perry will officiate. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Thursday and one hour prior to the funeral service on Friday at Harter & Schier Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family for a charitable contribution to be determined at a later date.

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