OAKLAND — Ellen A. Friend Shillingburg, 79, of Oakland, died on Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012 at Monongalia General Hospital, Morgantown, W.Va.
Born on June 5, 1933 in Oakland, she was the daughter of the late Earl C. and Margaret (Mellinger) Johnston.
She had been a registered nurse having worked at Garrett Memorial Hospital for many years. Crocheting was her passion and she was also an avid gardener. Ellen touched many lives through her 55 years as a 4-H Leader and during her time as Garrett County Fair Superintendent. She was a member of the 4-H All Stars, a charter member of the Meadow Glade Homemakers, and a member of the North Glade Homemakers.
She is survived by her husband, Lee E. Shillingburg; a daughter, Debra E. Friend and husband Tom Tressler of Oakland; sons, Edwin O. Friend and wife Louella of Swanton and Darwin E. Friend and wife Mary Lynn of Oakland; grandchildren, Edwin O. Friend Jr. and wife Danielle, Kelly L. Buckley and husband Jason and Jody A. Friend and wife Aliza; step-granddaughter, Marianne J. Dinardo and husband Dominic; great-grandchildren, Abby, Nicholas, Holly, Tailynn, Lauren and Brent; step-great-granddaughter, Natalie Grace; and special granddog, Rusty.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Wilmer E. Friend, in 1987; a granddaughter, Deidre Friend DeBerry; a brother, Hershel Johnston; and a sister, Wilda Fazzalore.
Friends will be received at the Burdock-Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N 2nd St., Oakland, on Monday, Nov. 5, 2012 from 3 to 8 p.m. and at St. John of Meadow Mountain Lutheran Church, Bittinger Road, Swanton, on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012 from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time a funeral service will be held with the Rev. Randolf Richardson and the Rev. Dave Terlizzi officiating.
Interment will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Garrett County Agriculture Fair, PO Box 235, McHenry, MD 21541 or Maryland 4-H All Stars, 1600 Humbert Schoolhouse Road, Westminster, MD 21158.
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