Ellen Marie (Philippi) Chambers, 95 of Trade City, peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at the Punxsutawney Area Hospital.
She was born November 18, 1925 in Rochester Mills, the eldest child of David Walter and
Ila Mae (Braughler) Philippi.
Ellen was a former member of the Rochester Mills Presbyterian Church and currently a faithful member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Trade City. She was a 1943 graduate of the
Marion Center High School and worked during her early years at the Rossiter Shoe Factory,
Bell Telephone Co., the Adrian and Punxsutawney Area Hospitals, and later as a caregiver.
Ellen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, neighbor and friend. For many years she enjoyed bowling, playing cards and camping with family and friends. Ellen also enjoyed collecting salt and pepper shakers, which grew to quite a large collection. She lived her Christian life to the fullest in her 95 years and will be greatly missed by her friends at the Mahoning Hills Senior Social Center, where she enjoyed playing cards, puzzles, and hymn sings. The senior center seemed like her second home. Ellen taught for many years the art of tatting, knitting and crocheting.
She is survived by a son and two daughters. Ronald Eugene Philippi and wife Louise,
Rochester Mills, Lucinda Marie Betlach and husband Steve, Troy, Montana, and
Debora Lynn Kaza, and husband Richard, Punxsutawney, her grandchildren Kelly and John, Chad and Jennifer, Derk, Ronnie and Chrissy. She is also survived by her baby sister, Beverly Ann Philippi, Rochester Mills, several nieces and nephews and many friends and neighbors.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John Chambers, and a sister, Leona Spon, and four brothers, Lynn, Wendell, Don and Dale Philippi
Friends will be received on Thursday, from 3-7 PM at the McCabe Funeral Home Inc., 114 Maple Ave., Punxsutawney, PA. A funeral service will be held Friday at 11:00 AM at the
Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Trade City.
Interment will be held at the Chambers family cemetery on the Chambers farm.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Mahoning Hills Senior Center, 19298 Rte 119, Hwy N., Punxsutawney, PA 15767 or the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church of Trade City,
27552 Route 954 Hwy N., Smicksburg, PA 16256.
The family would like to thank the Punxsutawney Area Hospital for their diligent care and her friends and neighbors for their loving care and support.
To share a memory of Ellen, visit www.mccabewaldronfh.com