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Aunt Ellen, Janie, Bob “2012 Aunt Sally & I were visiting with Aunt Ellen when Bob came in. Aunt Ellen said, "Bobby come in here and meet you cousin." Bob responded, "Great,...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Mary Jane (janie) McCain - CO

“I will always remember the first time I met Aunt Ellen, we hugged and cried together. She shared stores about our family and I cherish all those...Read More »
2 of 5 | Posted by: Mary Jane McCain - Broomfield, CO

“Our deepest sympathies on your loss of your Mother.Jim and Karen Clugston ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Jim Clugston - LaOtto, IN

“I came into this family just 7 months ago. I remember the first time Ellen and I met, I smiled, she grinned that sweet smile and that was it. We...Read More »
4 of 5 | Posted by: Pat Van Auken - Fort Wayne, IN

“Ellen was a beautiful person inside and out. I feel blessed having known her. As her health failed she remained positive and appreciated all who...Read More »
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Ellen M. VanAuken, 88, passed away Sunday November 18, in Auburn, Indiana. She was born in Auburn, Indiana to the late Howard L. and Mina P. (Mitchell) Carper. She was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church Ft Wayne and the manager of Nobbson's Clothing store in 1983. She loved her family and many friends; was active at the church, an avid quilter and eager to help anyone with a sewing project. Ellen and her husband Orval volunteered at Wellspring and Community Corrections. Survivors include, children Robert (Pat) VanAuken, Mack "Bud" (Brenda) VanAuken, Bill J. (Tisha) VanAuken, Linda (Tom) VanAuken-Fisher, Catherine (George ) Kariger, Renee Albright, Jennifer (Russ) Lichtsinn; sister Sally Carper-Martin and many grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Ellen was preceded in death by her first husband H. Mack VanAuken in 1967, second husband Orval R. Shryock in May 2018 and son-in-law Gregory Albright. Funeral Service is 11:00 am, Wednesday, November 21, 2018, with calling two hours prior to the service at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 West Jefferson Blvd Ft Wayne. Rev. Thomas Eggold officiating. Burial at Concordia Cemetery Gardens. D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com.