Ellen Ann Sherman Gilpen, 77, of Circleville, Ohio died Thursday evening, September 30, 2021 at Circleville Post Acute where she had been a resident since September 20, 2009. She had been ill since October 2020. Ellen was born on December 28, 1943 to Arthur Wesley Sherman & Laura Bernice Emery Sherman. She was born in an elevator at Fort Banks at Winthrop Massachusetts. She was a premature baby and only weighed 3 lbs. Fort Banks was not taking maternity patients at this time because of war. There were no incubators, diapers or anything for babies. She was transported to Massachusetts General in Boston.
Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, her son Michael Joseph Gilpen and her sister Corine Laura Sherman Taylor.
She is survived by two daughters Carol Lynn Gilpen Morris, and JoAnna Marie Gilpen Johnson and two sons Joseph Eugene Gilpen Jr and Charles Wesley Gilpen, three granddaughters Ashley, Mandee, and Kiara; five grandsons Nathan, Eric, Derek, Charles and Zachary; seven great grand daughters Madison, Destiny, Lilly, Preslee, Alivia, Amaya, and Baby Ellen; and two great grandsons Jaxson and Landon
In keeping with Ellen’s wishes she wanted to let everyone know that her greatest achievements are her five children. She is very proud of her children and loved unconditionally. She has called her children her greatest blessings.
Arrangements for memorial services to be held at Wellman’s Funeral Home, 1455 North Court Street, Circleville, Ohio on Wednesday October 6th. Showing is 11:00am to noon, funeral immediate to follow. Procession to burial immediately to follow to Spring Lawn Cemetery in Williamsport Ohio. Life celebration to follow at local Tavern located at 121 Water Street S, Williamsport Ohio. The Tavern will open at 10a.m. so patrons may drop of food before the funeral services.
Ellen loved the color purple, any shade of purple. Therefore, the family is asking that everyone where purple in her honor.
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