2009-05-13 / Obituaries

Elnora (Ellie) Figy

Elnora (Ellie) Figy of Greenville, S.C., passed away May 2, 2009, at the Elizabeth House in Hendersonville, N.C.

She was born July 7, 1924, in Ft Wayne, Ind., the daughter of George F. and Viola (Mavis) Billow. She married William H. (Bill) Figy on May 15, 1943, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2006.

Ellie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed many years of bowling and golf. She was a member of the Church of the Master, Wauseon; the Ladies Auxiliary for the VFW; American Legion; and the Red Hat Society.

She is survived by her children, DeeAnna (Joe) Reano of Greenville, S.C., Marvin (Linda) Figy of Findlay, Elaine (Max) Weber of Collierville, Tenn., and LaRita (Jim Iden) Godbey of Houston, Texas; 13 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Denver (Juliana) Billow, Bristol, Ind. She also leaves many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Paul, Virgil and Russell Billow; a sister, Anna Beebe; and a granddaughter, JoAnn (Reano) Taylor.

A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Master in Wauseon, on Saturday May 16, at 3 pm with visitation starting at 2 p.m. The family ask that any memorials be given to Four Seasons Hospice Care The Elizabeth House, 581 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731 or to the Church of the Master, 229 W. Chestnut St., Wauseon, OH 43567.

Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with local arrangements.

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