Obituaries: Ellen Rachford

OTTUMWA-Ellen F. “Sis” Rachford, 74, of 730 S. Lillian died at 6 p.m. December 27, 2016 at her home.

She was born December 24, 1942 to Frank and Seletha Blew Wilbanks.  She married Leon P. Rachford in 1966.

A graduate of Ottumwa High School, Ellen had worked for 30 years for Universal Rundel.

Surviving is her husband, Leon; a son, Rick (Michelle) Rachford of Agency; 3 grandchildren, Stefany (Nick) Snyder, AJ Rachford (Lindsey Miller) Charlie Rachford (Kenzie McClure); three great-grandchildren, Maxley and Calvin Snyder and Millie Rachford; a brother, Frank (Lois) Wilbanks of Ottumwa; three sisters, Sherry (Ben) Richards of Ottumwa, Cindy (Mark) Canny of Colfax and Lila Parker (Bob Hull) of Ottumwa; and a sister-in-law, Andriana Wilbanks of Springfield, IL.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joe and Gene Wilbanks.

Her body has been cremated.

There will be a Celebration of Life from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the I.O.O.F. Lodge in Agency.

Memorials may be made to the family.