Ellen ‘Sis’ Stern

Ellen ‘Sis’ Stern

STERN, Ellen “Sis,” 72, of Belmont, OH, passed away Feb. 11, 2014, after a brief illness with cancer. Ellen passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family.

Born Dec. 11, 1941, at home in Follansbee WV.

She is retired from the Brooke County Board of Education after 38 years as a school bus driver, the majority of her time transporting and enjoying her Special Needs students. She enjoyed shopping, cooking, bowling and traveling with her husband.

She is survived by her spouse of 30 years, Joel L Stern of Belmont, OH; four daughters, Tammy (Bud) Courtney of Leetonia OH, Carleen (Dale) Wayble of Barnesville OH, Darleen Barton of Twinsburg OH and Julia (Rob) Howells of Marysville OH. She also has eight grandchildren, Nicky, Jessica, Patrick, Sydney, Greyson, David, Jason, Anna; three brothers, Bill (Nora) Johnson, Charlie Johnson, and JoJo Johnson all reside in Follansbee WV.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dolly Johnson 2011, William Johnson 1941; grandson, Nicky Ryniawec 2013.

Pastor Lori Williams will officiate at the Memorial Service to celebrate Ellen’s life to be held on Saturday Feb. 22, 2014, at 1 p.m. at the United Presbyterian Church, Main and Banfield St., Follansbee WV 26037.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Valley Hospice Foundation, 10686 State Route 150, Rayland OH 43943 or the Follansbee United Presbyterian Church.

Graveside services will be at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Reasner Funeral Home, 1515 Charles St., Wellsburg.

Condolences may be left at reasnerofwellsburg.com.