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Ellen Mentz-Williams

Ellen I Mentz-Williams (Snodgrass)

Thursday July 29, 1915 - Monday November 25, 2019
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Ellen Isabelle (Mentz) Williams; nee Snodgrass was born up at the neck of the holler at the mouth of the Little Sandy River in Kanawha Co. West Virginia on July 29, 1915. Five years before women were given the rights to vote, plowed with a team of mules, loved her guns and was a force of nature.

Her mother became sick with tuberculosis when she was 11 or 12 and she had to take care of her brother and sisters under her. She also did the cooking and helped her father out in the fields.

She met and married my father, William Mentz, on Thanksgiving Day in 1936 and they had 5 children during their 55 years of marriage. She married Keith Williams, of Amelia, in 1996. He had been Principal of Amelia High School and a Professor of English at Miami State University.

She is preceded in death by her husbands, William L. Mentz and Keith A. Williams, son, William A. Mentz, grandchildren, Timothy L. Mentz and Sandra L. (Wilkin) Williams and siblings, Nellie Snodgrass, Bessie Lee Reese, Jack-Ezra Buren Snodgrass, Peter Donald Snodgrass, Minnie Alice Haase, Tony-Velma Irene Carr, Harold Dean Snodgrass, Rose Ann Kirker, Naomie Jean Johnson, and half brother William Snodgrass.

Ellen is survived by son, Robert E. (Jenny) Mentz of Georgetown, Mary S. (Tom) Wilkin of Hillsboro, Stewart E. ((Shirley) Mentz of Florence, KY, Peniel S. Cronin of Gilbert, AZ, Richelle T. (Jaimee) Aldrich of AZ, William R. (Margie) Mentz of CA, Ververly A. Davidson of Cincinnati, Michael E. (Cindy) Mentz of Cincinnati, Lisa (Steve) Sievers of CA, Dee Dee (Johnny) Cavin of FL, Scott (Rhonda) Mentz of FL, Sherry E. (Jerry) Fleming of Hillsboro, 11 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, 23 great-great grandchildren and sisters, (Willie) Nellie Purdin W. Union, Carol Young of Proctorville, OH.

Funeral service will be held 1:00 P.M. Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene, 8230 US 50 East, Hillsboro, OH where family and friends may call from 11:00 A.M. until 12:30 P.M.

Ellen’s son, Stewart E. Mentz, will officiate services. Burial will follow at the Winchester Cemetery, Winchester, OH.

Family requests memorials to the Billy Graham Ministry, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, NC 28201 or www.billygraham.org.

Services entrusted to the Thompson Funeral Home in Hillsboro where you may sign our online quest book at www.thompsonfuneralhomes.com
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday December 7, 2019 | 11:00am - 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday December 7, 2019 11:00am - 1:00pm
    Location
    Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene
    Address
    Address Not Available
  • Service

    Saturday December 7, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday December 7, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    Hillsboro Church of the Nazarene
    Address
    8230 U.S. 50
    Hillsboro, OH 45133
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    Officiant
    Son, Stewart E. Mentz
  • Interment

    Saturday December 7, 2019 | 2:30pm
    When
    Saturday December 7, 2019 2:30pm
    Location
    Winchester Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    Winchester, OH 45697
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Edna Schaser

Posted at 10:22am
Ellen was a beautiful person, always had a smile on her fact and always laughing. She was my mother's dear friend and we loved her dearly. Her and mom are shouting on the hills of glory.......

Prayers for the family....she will be missed.....Edna and Paul Schaser and Family
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Veverly Ann

Posted at 12:53pm
I love you, Grandma
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Marjorie Hawkes

Posted at 10:07am
Remembering my dear friend whom I am missing beyond words. I am blessed to have had you in my life for the past 7 years. Your love of our Lord was uplifting to say the least. Your heart was filled with a joy for life and mankind.
Not long after me met I was visiting Ellen and one day out of the blue she called me Lucille. Although I was at a loss for words (which doesn't happen often) I let it go. I would often remember that moment and wonder why she had called me Lucille but never brought it up in conversation with her. I had often spoke of my growing up in Minnesota, parents, siblings and life in general. Several more times over the years she would call me Lucille so one day I asked her why and she said she didn't know and said I guess just an old memory. I then told her about the first time she had called me Lucille and how dumbstruck I was and the reason why because my Mom's name is Lucille. My Mom passed away in 1989 and in many ways Ellen reminded me of her. A heart so filled with love for everyone she met, always ready to take on whatever was put upon her, praising God for all she had and willing to give up anything for anyone who needed it more than she. Heaven is a happier place with you there and I know you've already met Lucille. Rest in peace my dear friend.
 
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Lisa Posted at 06:06am

Lucille, you were such a good friend to Grandma ;) Just kidding, but you were right, it was an old memory. Love you Marjorie! Grandma was soo happy knowing you would come visit each week! She truly loved you! Thank you for being such a good soul! She's an angel now, with God, and at peace and resting! xoxo God bless you! I'll miss seeing you too! You always have a place to visit in SF/California though ;) Love, Lisa . xo
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Carl Wardrup

Posted at 08:11pm
From Carl & Carol Wardrup, So sorry for your loss of your Mother she was a very sweet person a Godly woman with a kind heart, she always had a smile on her face we will miss her dearly R.I.P Ellen.
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