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Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Ellen H. Demaray

   Ellen H. Demaray, 89, of Cass City and formerly of Gladwin, died Saturday, Sept. 8, in the Provincial House Nursing Home, Cass City, following a long illness.

   Born in Newaygo County May 5, 1895, she came to Gladwin in 1907. She was a school teacher and taught in the Leatonville, Winegars and Hockaday schools until retiring in 1960.

   The former Ellen Frye, she was married to Earl Shell Oct. 8, 1914, in West Branch. He died Oct. 4, 1951. She then married Frank Demaray June 5, 1955 in Gladwin.

   Besides her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Robert Shell of Brooksville, Fla. And William Shell of Holiday, Fla.; 3 daughters, Mrs. Gilbert (Gladys) Albee of Cass City, Mrs. Edison (Lucille) Shepherd and Mrs. John (Tresa) Pangborn of Midland; 2 step-children, Jack Demaray of Seminole, Fla. And Mrs. Robert (Coralee) Roof of Houghton Lake; one brother, Harold Frye of Burt; one sister, Mrs. Edith Edick of Punta Gorda, Fla.; 15 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

   Services were held Tuesday at 1 p.m. from the Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin Chapel. The Rev. R. E. Fogelsonger officiated and burial was in the Ridge Cemetery.

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Ridge Cemetery, Gladwin, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
P:11 C:2
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January 2005
Tom Ladner
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