Monday, April 6, 2009

More obits

Mable Ecker Ellifritz, 82, of Rout 1, Box 66, Danville, Ind., formerly of 315 Clark Avenue, Washington, died at 7:20 pm Friday, September 14, 1979, in the Danville Nursing Home.
She was born in Washington January 1, 1897, the daughter of Henry Bender and Mary Catherine Wheatley Ecker.
She was a member of the Third United Presbyterian Church while she lived in Washington, and she became a member of the Danville United Presbyterian Church after moving to Danville.
On April 10, 1920, she married Elmer E. Ellifritz, who died June 14, 1962.
Surviving are a son, Robert E. Ellifritz of Danville, Ind.; a daughter, Mrs. Thomas (Lois) Peirce of Springfield, VA/; a brother, Henry Ecker of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Catherine and Ruth Ecker, both of Washington.

Mollie Frank Gessner, 77, of 693 East Beau Street, Washington, died Wednesday, January 30, 1980, at 2:30 pm in the Kade Nursing Home.
She was born November 21, 1902, in New Castle, a daughter of Jacob and Rachel Frank.
A member of the Beth Israel Congregation and the Beth Israel Sisterhood, she was a past president of the Washington Chapter of Hadassah.
Mrs. Gessner, widow of Charles Gessner, who died February 21, 1960 had operated the Charles Gessner Shop in Washington for the last 20 years.
Surviving are two daughters, Dorothy Pohl of Johnstown and Ann Alpern of Washington; one brother, Samuel Frank of New Castle; six grandchildren, Julie, Claudia and Shelley Alpern and Robin, Judy and Charles Pohl.
One brother, Perry Frank, is deceased.

Miss A. Eliza Grable, 69, of 822 North Main Street, Washington, died at 11:15 pm Thursday, June 21, 1979, in the Washington Hospital after a lengthy illness.
She was born December 31, 1904, in Washington, a daughter of Eli S. Sr. and the late Emma Herron Grable.
She was a member of Faith United Presbyterian Church of Washington, a member of the church choir and a member of the Women’s Association of the church.
A retired school teacher, she had taught in Marshall School, West Finley Township; Sowers School, West Bethlehem Township; Atlasburg Schools, Smith Township; Wylie Avenue School, Canton Township, and the First Ward and Washington High School, retiring in 1970.
Miss Grable was a member and past matron of the Martha V. Paul Chapter 404, Order of Eastern Star; Monday Music Club; Alpha Psi Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma; was past president of Xi Beta Aplha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi and a member of local, state and national teaching organizations.
She served as a storekeeper first class in the WAVES of the United State navy from 1942 to 1946, stationed at Norfolk, VA.
Surviving are three brothers, Eugene Grable and John Grable of Washington and Sherman Grable of Richmond, Va.; three sisters, Gertrude, Irene and Virginia all of Washington; also four nieces and nephews.

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