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Ellen Joan Workman

June 20, 1942 ~ January 17, 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Ellen Workman Obituary

Ellen Joan Workman, 81, of Van Wert passed away at 12:33 p.m., Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at VanCrest Health Care Center.

She was born on June 20, 1942, in Van Wert, the daughter of the late Wilbur Earl Davis and Myrtle Frances (Gipe) Davis. On July 20, 1958, she married Carol Cloyce Workman and he preceded her in death on July 8, 2012.

Family survivors include a daughter, Brenda (David) Alderfer of Mentone, IN; three sons, Kenneth C. (Missy) Workman of Lima, Brent A. Workman of New Haven, IN and Bruce L. (Karen) Workman of Van Wert; a sister, Peggy Davis of Van Wert; one brother, Rex (Lynn) Davis of Van Wert; twelve grandchildren, Myra Lee, Amanda (Dave) Workman, Jeremy Workman, Bradley Workman, Meagan (Andrew) Paseka, Ashley Lambert, Adam Workman, Michael Workman, Bruce (Amy) Workman, Jr., Marc Workman, Lisa Workman and Nicole (Shawn) Dunnick; twenty-six great grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Earl F. Davis and Gary L. Davis; one sister, Monica Brock and four grandchildren.

Ellen retired from Lakeview Farms and McDonalds in Delphos before working at VanCrest Nursing Home. She was a member of the First United Brethern Church in Van Wert and she attended the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Van Wert and in Lima. She was also a Women’s Auxiliary for the Middle Point Fire Department and also the Bath Fire Department. Ellen volunteered at the First United Brethern Church for many activities. She was not only devoted to caring for her husband for over 25 years before he passed away, but also held a full time job as well during that time. Ellen enjoyed sewing and watching the cooking channel and she enjoyed spending time with her kids, grandkids and great grandkids.

Visitation will take place Friday, January 19, 2024 from 2 p.m.7 p.m., at Cowan & Son Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., Saturday January 20, 2024, at the funeral home. 

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January 19, 2024

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 South Washington Street
Van Wert, OH 45891

Funeral Service
January 20, 2024

11:00 AM
Cowan & Son Funeral Home
616 South Washington Street
Van Wert, OH 45891


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