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Ethel Louise Mclellan

January 12, 1929 — December 11, 2019

Ethel Louise McLellan, 90, of Erie (formally of East Brunswick, NJ), passed away Wednesday December 11, 2019 at the Caring Place in Franklin, PA.

Ethel was born January 12, 1929, in McKeesport, PA. She was the daughter of the late Einar and Pearl (Brakeall) Steelnack.

Ethel earned her bachelor's degree in education from Slippery Rock University and
taught elementary school in New Kennsington, PA. She married the late James D. McLellan and left teaching to raise their family.

Ethel was dedicated to her family. She was a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt and godmother. She was a caring and giving person that enriched the lives of everyone she met.

As well as all the activities of her family that she supported, she was also actively involved in the Federation of Woman's Clubs, an avid gardener, bargain shopper, collector, and supporter of her church.

Along with her parents and former husband, Ethel is preceded in death by her siblings, Einar Steelnack, William Steelnack, Margorie Trimble, and Robert Steelnack.

Left to cherish her memory are her children, James McLellan, Beth (McLellan) Ruland (Duane), Thomas McLellan (Sandra); Her Grandchildren, Amanda McLellan, Shea McLellan, Meghan Ruland, and Owen McLellan; Her Great Grandchildren, Owen Pounds, Parker McLellan, Ashton Pounds, Jameson Pounds, and Nieko McLellan.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Huff-Guthrie Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 312 West Park St. Franklin where family and friends are welcome from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M. Saturday.

A prayer service will follow at 12:00 P.M. Suturday in the funeral home chapel, with Pastor Barry Jenkins of the First Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Inurnment will take place at Mount Vernon Cemetery in McKeesport, PA.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Saturday, December 14, 2019

10:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Huff-Guthrie Funeral Home & Cremation Services

312 West Park St., Franklin, PA 16323

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Memorial Service

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Huff - Guthrie Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc.

312 West Park St., Franklin, PA 16323

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