Ellen Skeen Hepler
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Ellen Skeen Hepler
  • October 21, 1926 - September 1, 2017
  • Thomasville, North Carolina

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Mrs. Ellen Skeen Hepler, 90, passed away Friday, September 1, 2017 in Kannapolis following several years of declining health.

Mrs. Hepler was born in Randolph County, October 21, 1926, a daughter of the late Cicero Skeen and Della Kinley Skeen. Ellen worked at Thomasville Furniture and then at Liberty House Nursing Home for many years. She was a faithful member of Oak Hill Memorial Baptist Church, loved gospel music, people and flowers. Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Hepler, four sisters, Betty Hepler, Louetta Rothrock, Mae Grubb and Elsie Skeen, and three brothers, Paul, Olin and Elmer Skeen.

Surviving are a son, Wayne Hepler; three grandchildren, Angela Jarrett and husband Joel, Ken Hepler and wife Rene and Melissa Brady and husband Cameron; eight great-grandchildren, Josh Hepler and wife Jennifer, Justin Hepler, Bradley Jarrett, Brooke Jarrett and Ryan Brady, Lexie Brown, Austin Brown and Eric Foster; a great-great-granddaughter, Skylar Hepler.

A Celebration of Ellen's life will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Oak Hill Memorial Baptist Church by Rev. Gary Myers. Burial will follow in Holly Hill Memorial Park Cemetery. The Family will receive friends at Thomasville Funeral Home Monday from 6 until 8 p.m. Memorials may be directed to Oak Hill Memorial Baptist Church.