Ella Mae (Wolfe) Spence

Born: Sat., May 11, 1929
Died: Mon., Jan. 4, 2021


11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Sat., Jan. 09, 2021
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Jan. 09, 2021
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

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Ella Mae Spence, 91, formerly of Warren, died January 4, 2021 at the Warren General Hospital. Ella was born May 11, 1929 in Oil City, PA, the daughter of the late Merle and Helen Morse Wolfe. Ella was a graduate of Oil City High School and then worked at Warren General Hospital as a ward clerk for several years and then a pharmacy tech, from which she retired. Ella enjoyed spending the winters in Florida, playing cards, bocce, garage sales, and flea markets. She especially enjoyed her family and her grandchildren. She is survived by two sons, Larry Spence of Warren, and Bruce Spence and his wife Lee of Indiana, PA, and Ella’s daughter, Bruce’s twin sister, Judith Williams of Youngsville; her grandchildren, Bonny Dietrich and husband Serge, Jeff Williams and wife Jill, Jeanne Anderson and husband Chris, Jennifer Spence and companion Dan, Diane Muntz and husband Dan, Tim Williams and wife Cassie, and Emily Spence and fiance’ Gerald; five great grandchildren, Natalie Muntz, Luke Williams, Lily Williams, Noah Anderson, and Wyatt Martin on the way; and a niece Sue Sedon. In addition to her parents, Ella was preceded in death by her husband David Spence on February 16, 2012, whom she married on June 12, 1949; a grandson Jason Spence in 2013; a brother Richard Wolfe; and a nephew Tom Wolfe. Friends will be received at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, 1003 Pennsylvania Ave E. Warren, PA on Saturday January 9, 2021 from 11am until noon. A funeral service will be held at noon with Rev. Jeff York, Chaplain of Rouse Home Warren, officiating. The Family suggests memorial donations be made to Friends of the Rouse Home 701 Rouse Ave. Youngsville, PA 16371.

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Kai Knox
   Posted Thu January 07, 2021
My thoughts and prayers goes out to the family. Ellie was such a kind hearted woman at the rouse home. Not a day goes by where she didn’t welcome you with open arms. She welcomed all of us with open arms and shared her light with everyone. Truly one of the most kind hearted souls I have ever met in my almost 3 years of working with her. My heart goes out to you all during this time. -Kai Knox

Stacey Woods
   Posted Thu January 07, 2021
I am going to miss her greatly. She was a wonderful women and I looked up to her as if she was my own grandmother. I miss spending time with her every morning. My heart goes out to her family and friends.

Elaine Taraska
   Posted Thu January 07, 2021
I fondly remember Ella’s smiles as she worked at Warren General Hospital. Saddened hearing of her families loss. Prayers and sympathy to them. Sincerely, Elaine Taraska

Frank Stroker
   Posted Thu January 07, 2021
I was very saddened to read of Ellie's passing, My deepest sympathy to Larry, Bruce and Judy. We were the Pharmacy Department at Warren General for many years. Ellie was a superb pharmacy technician and an even more a wonderful, dear and caring person and friend. She is now with her beloved husband Dave again. May God bless her with eternal life and peace for a life well lived.
Frank and Honey Stroker
North Port, Florida

Bob and Becky Holt
   Posted Thu January 07, 2021
Larry, Judy, and Bruce,

Bob and I would like to offer our sympathy to you for your mother’s passing. We are sorry we didn’t get a chance to see her again at the Rouse. Bob very much misses the singing to the residents. She was like a second mother to me growing up and I appreciate the many times I spent at your house. She was always pleasant and treated us just like her own family. We’re glad we got to reconnect with her at the Rouse and talking about the old days. We will keep your families in our prayers.

   Posted Sat January 09, 2021
Judy, I wanted to let you know how sorry I am that your mom passed away. Joany let me know. I read the obituary and understand your sorrow. My mom passed away in Jan. when I taught at St. Joe's and know how difficult it was at that time. I wanted to offer my sympathy.

Laura A Hultberg
   Posted Mon January 11, 2021
Bruce & family -- so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was such a kind, sweet person -- always a smile on her face when we would go to visit my mom. We know she will be dearly missed by all...

Laura & Nancy

Patrick Johnston
   Posted Tue January 19, 2021
Condolences to Larry,a childhood playmate, it's been a long time, but Ellie and my mom (Nellie) were good friends a long time, even after we kids grew up and moved on.

Janice Johnston Gottschalk
   Posted Fri January 22, 2021
Please accept my deep sympathy for your loss of your Mom and Grandma.
We knew her as Ellie. She was a great friend to our mother, Nellie Johnston. Our lives intertwined as kids because of their friendship. Ellie had such a caring way and a great laugh full of warmth and joy. Both our mothers lived long lives.
I will remember her fondly. Praying that you find comfort in your memories and knowing that she and Dave are together in heaven. Maybe if they play cards there, the Johnston's and Spence’s might me playing a game or having long conversations together. Blessings from Janice Johnston Gottschalk, Dick and
Patrick Johnston.

Rich and Mary Pat Lucia, Diane n Brenda
   Posted Wed January 27, 2021
Larry, Bruce and Judy, and families, We came upon this notice on accident! We are so Very Sorry to hear your Mom passed! Condolences to all! You folks were so kind to us as next door neighbors! We were treated as family and we love you all! Ellie was the most kind, sweetest lady we ever knew! We remember so many great things about her and your family! Judy, you were so kind to our girls n took very good care of them, along with your Mom! We remember Diane being lifted, by your wonder Dad, over the fence to come make somores! We will always remember visiting your mom at her home across the bridge and how welcoming she was, when it was years after we moved! Always a smile and kind word from your Mom! We know your loss is great and now hearing of her passing, it is great to us as well! Please know we love all of you and are praying for peace and comfort for everyone! ♥️

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