Ellen Alexander

Ellen Alexander, Petersburg Section of Scranton, died early Friday morning in the Wilkes Barre General Hospital after an illness.  She was the widow of Ralph Alexander who died in 2002.

Born 1935 in Scranton, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Bertha George Klassner and was a graduate of the Scranton Technical High School.  Ellen had been a faithful and devoted member of the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church for many years prior to joining and worshiping at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Scranton.  Prior to her retirement she had been employed as a sales aid in the stocks and bonds industry.

Ellen was a wonderful person.  She was kind, caring whose beautiful smile exemplified her loving and caring personality.   She will be dearly missed.

Also surviving are her loving daughter Amy Sue Alexander of Scranton;  sisters Ruth Curtis and husband Charles of Madisonville and Beverly Beckwith and her husband Tom of Scranton;  nieces and nephews; and her feline companion Elmo.

She was also preceded in death by brothers Edwin, Daniel and Frank.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 11am in St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church 425 Jefferson Ave Scranton officiated by Rev. Mary Owens, pastor.

Friends may call Monday from 4-7pm in the Vanston and James Funeral Home 1401 Ash St. Scranton and Tuesday morning from 10am until time of service at the church.

Entombment, Fairview Memorial Park, Elmhurst.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages memorial contributions be made the St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church 425 Jefferson Ave. Scranton, PA 18510.

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