Ellen M. MacLean
September 25, 1923 ‒ October 28, 2006
Ellen MacLean quietly passed away at the home of her daughter on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006.
She was born in Mansfield, Ohio September 25, 1923. to Herbert Kline and Ethel ( Hall ) Kline She graduated from the Ohio School of Business and after marriage moved with her husband, Robert, to Wellsville, Ohio.
She established the MacLean Insurance Co. and became very active in civic and political affairs. A member of the Chamber of Commerce she worked diligently for the betterment of her adopted home and was instrumental in founding the Civic Arts Club.
After extensive travels she settled in the Knox County area and was a member of the first Regional Planning Commission and served on the Knox County Fair Board. She was a field auditor for the Ohio Laborer’s Council and retired in 1987.After spending two years at home and completing her lifelong work on the family genealogy she became a nurse’s aide at the Centerburg Care Center from which she retired in 1992.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert in 1971 and a brother, Jack Kline of Lexington, Ohio.
Surviving are a brother, William Kline and a sister, Marlene Marquis of Mansfield. Three daughters, Linden Blosser ( Larry ) of Apple Valley, Chris Price of Fredericktown and Cheryl Streska (Vit) also of Apple Valley. and 7 grandchildren: Matthew, Robert Steven, ( Blosser) Jason (Shumate), Kellie (Stone), Jared and Courtney (Price).
A private graveside service will be held in Wellsville, Ohio at Springhill Cemetery. The arrangements are under the care and direction of the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers donations be made to Hospice of Knox County.
This obituary and online condolences can be accessed at: www.snyderfuneralhomes.com