Hazel J. Ellis


Hazel J. Ellis, age 91, formerly of Pemberville, OH, most recently of Bowling Green, OH, passed away on
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Wood Haven Health Care, Bowling Green.
She was born on July 27, 1923 in Limestone, OH. to Louis and Elizabeth (Miklos) Geller. Hazel was one of
eight children of Hungarian immigrants entering the United States through Ellis Island in the early
1900s. On November 9, 1940 she married James E. Ellis in the Rocky Ridge parsonage, Rocky Ridge, OH, and
he preceded her in death on November 9, 2007.
Hazel was a graduate of Wayne School of Nursing; Chicago, IL. She was one of the first LPN”s to be hired
at Wood County Hospital by Annabelle Kinney, Director of Nursing. Later she did private in home nursing
for many years and later retired from Modine Manufacturing in 1972.
Her memberships included: Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Pemberville, and the Hungarian Club of Toledo.
She and her husband loved to fish on Lake Erie. After selling their boat, they fished at many of the
local parks on the lake. She was honored by the Fish Ohio Program, State of Ohio for catching a 25-inch
walleye in 1986. Her hand craft skills involved making more than 30 quilts and was especially skilled at
Hungarian embroidery, winning best of show in 2002 at the Pemberville Free Fair.
Hazel is survived by her daughter: Judy (John) Keiser of Pemberville, grandchildren: Brian (Jenifer
Rogers) Keiser, Greg (Karen Geisbuhler) Keiser and Christopher Keiser all of Pemberville and Anne Marie
Robinson of Kent, WA, great-grandchildren: Emily Keiser and Morgan Keiser, both of Pemberville,
MacKenzie Robinson of Kent, WA, sisters-in-law: Margaret Kerr of Bowling Green and Jenny Szuch of
Titusville, FL, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband of 67 years: James, son: James Ellis III of Broomfield,
CO, brothers: Johnny (Edell) Geller, Louis (Helen) Geller, sisters: Mary (Mike) Harsanje, Elizabeth
(Howard Hageman and Harold Miller) Miller, Esther (John Katonak and William Lorcher) Lorcher, Margaret
(Billy) Turley and Irene (Milton Besso and John Westfall) Westfall, brothers-in-law: Sigmund (Dutch)
Szuch, Steve Szuch and Melvin Kerr and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received on Monday, May 11, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Marsh Funeral
Home, 4094 State Route 105, Pemberville, OH, where funeral services will be conducted on Tuesday, May
12, 2015 at 11 a.m. Officiating will be Rev. Matthew Musteric. Interment will be in Pemberville
Cemetery, Pemberville, OH.
A bereavement luncheon will be at the Pemberville American Legion Freedom Post #183 immediately following
the cemetery committal services. Considerations for memorial contributions are to: Hospice of Northwest
Ohio, Bethlehem Lutheran Church or Pemberville Freedom Fire Department Association.
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The Hazel Ellis family greatly appreciates all the acts of kindness, love and generosity extended to us.
All of you contributed to her health, welfare, comfort and helped in many ways to make her passing
easier for all of us. Thank you.

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