Mabel Ellingson, 81

Mabel B. Ellingson, age 81 of Broken Bow, died July 9, 2011, at the Jennie Melham Medical Center. Funeral services were Friday July 15, 2011, at Govier Brothers Chapel in Broken Bow with Minister Kathy Salts officiating. Interment will be in the Broken Bow Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated later. Mabel was born March 2, 1930, at Merna, to Everett and Viola (Sells) Mattox. She received her education at Broken Bow Schools. She was married to Howard Ellingson in December 1946. They made their home on a farm south of Berwyn and later moved to the farm in Round Valley. She lived in the Broken Bow area all of her life. Mabel loved her family and had many friends. She always sent people cards, loved cooking, gardening and playing cards. She was a member of the Does Extension Club, and was a deacon of the First Presbyterian Church in Broken Bow where she taught Sunday school to the little kids for several years. Survivors include her daughter, Cynthia (Ron) Rogers of Wilton, Calif.; two sons, Galen (Peggy) Ellingson of Broken Bow and John (Diane) Ellingson also of Broken Bow; sisters, Ruby Plambeck of Washington, Hazel Close of Boise, Idaho and Judy Lunkwitz of North Platte; brothers, Everett Jr. (Sonny) Mattox of Iowa, Lyle and Cecil Mattox both of Broken Bow, and Steve Mattox of Callway; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.Published in Custer County Chief, July 21, 2011