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Ellen Lucille Hagenbuch, 91, of Milton, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at the Milton Nursing and Rehab Center.
She was born Dec. 5, 1926, in Turbot Township, Northumberland County, a daughter of the late Clarence C. and Hannah M. (Sechler) Hagenbuch.

Ellen lived in Limestoneville until moving to Milton in 2010 and has been a resident of Milton Nursing and Rehab since 2012.
She graduated with the Class of 1944 from Milton High School and rarely missed her class reunions.
She was employed at Evangelical Community Hospital for 36 years. Most of those years in the nursery as an LPN. When she retired in 1991, she was informed that 32,391 babies were born at Evangelical since she started in 1955.
Ellen was a lifelong and currently the oldest member of Trinity Lutheran Oak Grove Church, Liberty Township where she was baptized Jan. 27, 1928. She was active in the Women of the ELCA and helping with the annual church festival.
Ellen enjoyed flower gardening and floral arranging, baking Angel food cakes and sharing with many friends, neighbors and family. She also enjoyed hosting her family for Christmas gatherings. She learned to sew in 4-H Club and entered her blue wool coat at the Pennsylvania Farm Show and took second place in the State. She spent many hours sewing for herself and family at her nine-foot sewing center made by her brother, Wilmer.

She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Gary Hagenbuch and Gail Davis of Massachusetts, Barbara Huffman of Dauphin, Robert Hagenbuch of Missouri, David Hagenbuch of Florida, Mark Hagenbuch of Dillsburg, Nancy Worden of New Jersey, Lynn Hagenbuch of Florida, Alice Helder of Mount Joy, Leon Hagenbuch of Watsontown, Joseph Robb of Langhorne, Kathleen Shuler, Limestoneville, Carol Dunbar of New Hampshire, Sue Hertzler, Milton and Nevin Taylor, York; and many great and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was the last of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Charles, Homer, Wilmer, Lawrence and Lee Hagenbuch Sr.; two sisters, Florence Robb and Mary Taylor; one niece, June Marie Robb Fry; and nephews, Lee Jr., Larry, and Dan Hagenbuch.

Friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at Washingtonville Lutheran Church, followed by the funeral at 2, with Pastors Gretchen Johanson and Melody Sell officiating.
Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to Trinity Oak Grove Lutheran Church, 130 Hagenbuch Loop Road, Danville, PA 17821.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc PC, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville.
Visit www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com.
Published on March 1, 2018
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