Ellen Washam~~~1919-1987 © The Ponca City News Tuesday, September 1, 1987 Submitted by: Shirley Harlan
ELLEN RUTH WASHAM
Ellen Ruth Washam, 90 Elmwood, died Monday morning in the St. Joseph Reginal Medical Center. She was 68.
Born Aug. 9, 1919 in Marshall, Okla., she was the daughter of Herman and Eva Speiser. She graduated from Perry High School in 1937, and then from the Mercy School of Nursing in Fort Scott, Kan. in 1941.
She married Allard Abe Washam on Oct. 3, 1968.
Mrs. Washam worked for 23 years as a registered nurse for Dr. C. W. Arrendell and Dr. Gene Arrendell at the Arrendell Clinic in Ponca City.
She was a member of the Woodlands Christian Church.
Survivors include a son, Mike Wallen of Route 2, Box 655, Ponca City; a sister, Nora Belle Dozier of Enid; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents, and one brother.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Woodlands Christian Church. The Revs. Paul Krueger and Leland Peterson will officiate. Burial will be in the Odd Fellows Cemetery, under the direction of E. M. Trout and Sons Funeral Directors.
Casketbearers will be Paul Hosman, Harold Eiseman, John Fox, J. R. Milligan, Clarence Vaughn, and Duncan Kimmel.
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