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Ellen Slavey

Ellen Marianne Slavey, 65, of New Castle, passed away unexpectedly Friday, March 14, 2014, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 26, 1948, in Muncie, a daughter of the late James C. and Mary Joyce (Thresher) Williams.

She was a 1966 graduate of Muncie Central High School and received a bachelor of science degree in medical technology from Ball State University in 1969. She had been employed at Henry County Hospital from 1973 until 2001 working as a medical technologist and retired in 2010 from Medical Consultants in Muncie. She enjoyed reading, computers and crossword puzzles.

Survivors include two sons, Paul “Rich” (Barbara) Jeffries of Greenwood and Jim (Melissa) Jeffries of New Castle; stepchildren, Kimberly (David) Custer of Pendleton, Brian (Gina) Slavey of New Castle and Jason Slavey of Illinois; 11 grandchildren, Jimmy Jeffries, Bobby Slavey, Kayla Wilkinson, Dylan Wilkinson, Devon Custer, Corey Slavey, Brandon Wilkinson, Katy Clark, Kaitlyn Custer, Cassidy Slavey, Drake Custer; one great-grandchild, Bentley Kaufman; siblings, Cathy (Bill) Skeel of Arkansas, Daniel (Pam) Williams of Muncie and David (Betty) Williams of Yorktown; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe Slavey on Feb. 5, 2014; and an infant brother, Dennis Williams.

Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at Hinsey-Brown Funeral Service, New Castle with Rev. David Perry officiating. Burial will follow in Mt. Summit Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m. Tuesday until time of services at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 11454, Alexandria, VA 22312, or the Arthritis Foundation, 615 N. Alabama St., Suite 430, Indianapolis, IN 46204.

You may express a condolence or share a memory of Ellen at www.hinsey-brown.com.

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