Ellen Loree Walker (nee Spicer), 67, of Elyria, passed away Friday, March 22, 2013, at LifeCare of Elyria, following a short illness. She was born June 21, 1945 in Elyria.
Ellen worked as a nurse for 48 years, and the past 12 years at Rae Ann Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Westlake. She was a member of Elyria Moose Lodge #907, Elyria United Polish Club, and Elyria V.F.W Post #1079. Survivors include her husband, Richard G. Walker, Sr., whom she married September 5, 1964; a daughter, June Lusher (Todd) of Avon; and a son, Rick Walker of LaGrange. Additional survivors include six grandchildren; one great grandchild; her mother; Ruth F. Spicer (nee Wolfer) of North Ridgeville; and two sisters, Diana Posey (Bernie) of Elyria, Roberta Bullocks (David) of Florida.
Ellen was preceded in death by her father, Cliff Spicer in 1975; a sister, April Spicer in 1955; and a granddaughter, Madison Walker in 1999.
Friends may call 4 until 7 P.M., Monday, March 25, 2013, at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria (440)322-4626, where funeral services will be at 7 P.M., Monday, immediately following visitation. Reverend Chris Robinson, of New Life Hospice, will officiate. Burial will be private at Brookdale Cemetery in Elyria.
The family suggests memorial contributions, in Ellen's memory, be sent to Guiding Eyes For The Blind, 611 Granite Springs Rd., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.laubenthalmercado.com