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Ellen Jones Mullenix, 62

September 01, 2010

OCT. 26, 1947-AUG. 29, 2010

Ellen Jones Mullenix, 62, of McConnellsburg, Pa., passed away Aug. 29, 2010, at her residence.

Born Oct. 26, 1947, in Roaring Spring, Pa., she was the daughter of Dorothea Kathleen (Sprowl) Jones of Williamsport, Md., and the late Robert L. Jones of McConnellsburg, Pa.

She graduated from McConnellsburg High School in 1965 and attended Shippensburg University.

During her life, Ellen worked as a daycare worker and held various positions in the food service field, including restaurant manager. She was last employed at CitiBank in State Line, Pa., retiring in 2007 to return home to care for her mother.

Passionate about animals and human rights, Ellen was keenly interested in current events and frequently contributed letters to the editor in area newspapers. She was creative and took great pleasure in interior decorating, gardening and sewing and knitting, particularly for her four grandchildren. Her interests were many, but she especially loved music, reading and writing poetry. Her rescued dogs, Libby Lu and Boo, meant the world to her.

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Ellen's death will leave a void in the lives of her children and grandchildren and those of all the people who knew and loved her.

She is survived by two daughters, Bronwen H. (Greathead) Cullen of Montoursville, Pa., and Megan E. (Greathead) Harper of Hagerstown, and four loving grandchildren, Lucy and Tommy Cullen, and Audrey and Ava Harper. She is also survived by her mother, Kathleen, and brother, Thomas Jones of Kokomo, Ind.

Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cumberland Valley Animal Shelter Inc., 2325 Country Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202 or the North American Bear Foundation, 9960 390th St., Pillager, MN 56473.

Online condolences may be expressed at http://www.kelso-corneliusfuneralhome.com.

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