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Ellen Sturm

May 10, 1959 — October 27, 2018

Ellen Ann Tracy Sturm, 59 of Diana, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, October 27, 2018 with her family by her side. She was born May 10, 1959 in Webster Springs to Earl Thornton and Lillian Skeens Tracy. She was a lifelong resident of Webster County and Christian by faith.

Ellen enjoyed cooking, baking, puzzles, and spending time with her family and friends. She always had a smile and was the most kind-hearted person you could meet.  She loved writing recipe books for her family and many are still used today. Ellen was known for her lengthy Facebook prayer list; a list she took very serious and prayed for each person or family daily. Many lives were touched because of this.

Ellen is survived by her loving son Travis T. Sturm; brothers Earl Tracy and Richard “Dick” (wife Denise) Tracy; sisters Sue Cochran, Linda (husband Doyle) Cowger, Eppy (husband Chester) Sears, Edna (husband Phillip) Channell, Becky (husband Shane) Hamrick, Willa (husband Curt) Davis, and Molly (husband Ben) Crites; sister-in-law Carol Sturm; special friends Phillip and Linda Stone; numerous nieces and nephews; and many extended family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Howard Sturm; brother Lindell Tracy; and sisters Sondra O’Dell and Veda Hamrick.

Memorial Services for family and friends will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Union Valley Church.

Online condolences may be made to the family at

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Saturday, November 10, 2018

Starts at 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Union Valley Union Mission Church

, Webster Springs, WV 26288

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