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November 18, 1928 - February 26, 2023

A Memorial Service will be held this summer. Contributions in her memory may be made to Twelve Baskets, in c/o the funeral home.

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Ellie, age 94, passed away peacefully surrounded by family members, Sunday morning, February 26, 2023. Ellie was born in Brighton, MI on November 18, 1928, the daughter of Minty E. and Mary Elvira (Wright) Hath. On April 22, 1976, she married Wilbur “Bill” Louden who preceded her in death in 2006. Ellie was first and foremost a mother/grandmother, a Psychiatric Nurse, Piano Teacher, and a friend. She devoted her life to her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Throughout the years, she was a woman of strong religious faith, always active in her church, playing the piano for church services, and a member of her Prime Timers class. She loved to sew, making clothes for her children, she loved to crochet, making beautiful blankets and hundreds of “scrubbies” for her family and friends. She loved taking long walks on the beach in Florida. Playing cards with her family was her joy, especially with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She taught every one of them to play Hand and Foot when they were old enough to hold the cards in their hands. Ellie loved creating and sending out cards to all of her family and to so many precious friends for all occasions. She considered it to be her Ministry ~ staying in touch and sending out love through her cards. Ellie is survived by her daughters, Mary Torrey-DeVitto (Lee Cella), Terrie Pickard (James Fessler), Shawn Ferenc (Mike), Jodi Keelan (Jeff), Shanna Kuieck (Gordan): Grandchildren; Torrey DeVitto, Maryelle DeVitto (Travis Weidel), Dylan Pickard, Suni Pickard, Brittany Ferenc (Adam Diekelman), Alexandra Ferenc (Dixon Weathers), Shane Cates (Kayla) , Shawn Cates (Lacé), Holly Mowell (Chris), Jordan Kuieck. Step-grandchildren; Brian Fessler (Katie), Christy Fessler (David Marr), Cory Keelan, Chantel Ford (Mike): Great-grandchildren; Iya DeVitto-Weidel, Kane Duncan, Taylor Cates, Brynlee Cates, Corbin Cates, Caroline Cates, Collin Cates, Asher Mowell; Step-great-grandchildren, Kyle Brennan, Elena Garcia, Elizabeth Zona, Calvin Fessler, Alice Fessler, Devon Ford, Wyatt Ford, Braden Ford: Three nieces, Mary E. Spokane, Jeralyn Hath-Lee, Beth Black; and many friends. Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents; and two brothers, Kenny and Gerald Hath. She will be sorely missed. She was the light in all of our lives. ”Because of Her, We are…