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Ellen Louise (Strong) Britten

January 28, 1935 ~ February 15, 2020 (age 85)

Obituary

            Ellen Louise Britten, 85, of Altoona, passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona, PA.

            She was born January 28, 1935, in Ansonville, Pa, a daughter of the late Walter C. Strong and Marie (Weber) Strong Bowden. She married Oliver W. “Ollie” Britten, on November 12, 1955 at Clearfield EUB Church, in Clearfield, Pa. He preceded her in death on April 7, 2016.

            Surviving are a daughter; Pamela Jean Nagle (Bill Culp) of Altoona; a sister, Doris Dale (Joseph) of Curwensville; and a grandpuppy “Louie”.

            She was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Bowden.; a sister, Lenora Haines; and son-in-law, Timothy B. Nagle.

            Mrs. Britten was a member of Greenwood United Methodist Church, Altoona.

            Ellen was a 1953 graduate of Brisbin-Coalport High School.

            She had been employed as a tube tester for Sylvania. She had also been employed as the Banquet Coordinator for Jaffa Shrine for many years and was employed there also as the Secretary for the Jaffa Shrine Circus advertising office.

Ellen loved cooking and doing crafts. She was a member of Altoona Chapter #290, Order of the Eastern Star; and the Daughters of the Nile.

            Friends will be received from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday February 19, 2020 at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc. and 10-11 a.m. Thursday February 20, 2020 at Greenwood United Methodist Church where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Duane J. Coy officiating. Interment will be made at Fruit Hill Cemetery, Clearfield, Pa.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations please be made to Greenwood United Methodist Church, 1505 East Walton Avenue, Altoona, Pa 16602 or to Shrine Hospitals for Children, c/o Jaffa Shrine, PO Box 1984, Altoona, Pa 16603-1984.

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Services

Viewing
Wednesday
February 19, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc.
501 Sixth Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602

Viewing
Thursday
February 20, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Greenwood United Methodist Church
1505 East Walton Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602

Funeral Service
Thursday
February 20, 2020

11:00 AM
Greenwood United Methodist Church
1505 East Walton Avenue
Altoona, PA 16602

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