Ellen Marie Flesher

June 29, 1940 ‒ July 04, 2016

Marion, Ohio

Ellen Marie Flesher, age 76, of Marion, passed away Monday, July 4, 2016 at her home.  Ellen was born June 29, 1940, one of four children, in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Bernard and Genevieve (McKay) Wilhelms.  On December 12, 1964, Ellen married Stuart Flesher together raising two sons.  He preceded her in death on September 22, 1987.  Ellen had a second chance at love being the 26-year companion to Robert “Bob” Lauter who survives.

During Ellen’s working years, she worked for Wyandot retiring from their packing department.  Being a loving and caring woman, Ellen would spend countless hours volunteering at Marion General Hospital and St. Vincent de Paul Society.  As a woman of great faith, Ellen was a lifelong devout Catholic.  When Ellen was not reading or walking she could be found spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Ellen is survived by sons, Erik (Melissa) Flesher of Avon, Oh and Scott Flesher of Caledonia, OH; grandchildren, Gage, Maddie, Mason, Lilly and Noah Flesher, Marrissa Thaw and Mia Lauter; brother, Rich (Eunice) Wilhelms of Chattahoochee, Fl, and sister, Gerry Syro of Parma, Oh.

In addition to her husband, Stuart and parents, Ellen was predeceased by brother, Ken Wilhelms and brother-in-law Joe Syro.

Calling hours will be held at Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home Friday, July 8, 2016 from 4 until 7 pm with 6:45 pm Parish Prayers offered by Father Thomas Buffer. Burial will take place 10 AM Saturday, July 9, 2016 at Chapel Heights Memory Gardens.

Memorial donations may be made in Ellen’s honor to St. Mary Catholic Church, Marion or St. Vincent de Paul Society of Marion.

Denzer-Farison-Hottinger & Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Flesher Family and online condolences may be expressed by visiting www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • So sorry to hear of your loss. She seemed like an amazing woman! God bless all of you during this extremely difficult time. Sending love and prayers to your family!

  • Erik and Scott, I am very sorry for your loss. Your mom was a wonderful person who was very patient with us in our younger days. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

  • Dear Erik and Scott, How sad I am. For 51 years I have loved Ellen and don’t know what we will do without her. What wonderful memories I have. May God bless you as you begin to learn to live this new phase of your life. I love you both. Aunt Eunice

  • Erik and Scott-Words can not express how deeply sadden we are for the loss of Ellen. She will always have a place in our hearts. Ellen has been nothing short of kind, loving, and caring over the years toward Greg, Mia and me. A beautiful soul with spunk and a good “Marion” story to tell. We loved her dearly and know she is now at peace in God’s kingdom. You are in our prayers that God will watch over each of you and your families through this difficult time.

  • Greg, Joey, Mia and Family,
    When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. We extend our most sincere condolences to you.

    The Rodriguez Family

  • Our sincere condolences to the family and relatives of Ellen. May you find peace in knowing she is with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
    Rest in peace Ellen

    Cousin – Tom & Joan McKay