Ms. Ella Smith Sills
Ms. Ella Smith Sills, 91, of Ellijay, formerly of Anderson, Ind., died Friday, Feb. 5, 2016.
She was born Aug. 19, 1924, in Earnestville, Ky., to the late William Calvin and Mary Etta Marcum Smith. She married Charles F. Sills Oct. 12, 1946, and he preceded her in death June 12, 2003.
She is preceded in death by brothers, Floyd, Matt, and Clay Smith; sisters, Emily Sheffield and Bethel Jean Alberts; sons-in-law, Robert Powers and Larry Cline; and daughter-in-law, Tonia Sills.
She was a loving, kind, giving and sweet person. Her greatest passions in life were being a wife, mother and serving the Lord. She always made her children and husband a priority. Ella’s life was devoted to her family. One of the ways she showed this was through her cooking, in which she was very gifted. She could cook for just a few or prepare the whole meal for her Sunday school class. The food was always delicious. She was a devout Christian who loved serving the Lord. While attending Goodwin Memorial Church of the Nazarene, she was a Sunday school teacher, Bible school teacher and she also worked in the nursery. She was a true servant of the Lord every day of her life. Ella was a hard worker all her life. Simple things made her happy. She and husband, Charles, enjoyed planting a large vegetable garden every spring, which provided more than enough food for her family each year. She would can and freeze the vegetables and generously share the abundance with her fellow church families. Being the beautiful person that she was, we will
always cherish the memories and be thankful God gave us a wonderful mother.
She is survived by daughters, Naomi Powers, of Ellijay, Jane Cline, of Anderson, Ind., and Joyce Ballard, of Winter Park, Fla.; sons and daughter-in-law, Joseph Sills, of Anderson, Ind., and Paul Eugene and Cherry Sills, of Pyatt Ark.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, Ind.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Home with the Rev. Richard Dickson officiating.
Interment will follow in Grant Memorial Park in Marion, Ind.
Logan Funeral Home and Chapel was in charge of local arrangements.
Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service of Marion, Ind. was in charge of arrangements.