Ella K. Friedel

1938 - 2020

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Ella Kay (Barclay) Friedel, age 82, of Kenton, OH went home peacefully to be with her Heavenly Father on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Vancrest of Ada. Ella was born in Kenton, Ohio on July 4, 1938 to the late Kenneth and Hannah (Mullins) Barclay. On February 14, 1987 she married Eugene E. Friedel and he went on to heaven July 26, 2009. Ella is survived by her children, Fred (Darla) Reinemeyer of Dublin, OH; Rita Thatcher of Lakeview, OH; Mary Wormley of Kenton, OH; grandchildren, Renee (Justin) Metzger of Huntsville, OH, Eric (Erica) Thatcher of Radford, VA, Sarah Thatcher of Lakeview, OH, Troy Reinemeyer (Samantha Koeninger) of Hamilton, OH, Kelly (Beaux) Wallace of Hilliard, OH, Ashley (Scot) Gammon of Kenton, OH, Kristen Wormley of Columbus, OH, Josh Wormley (Haley Atwood) of Kenton, OH; great-grandchildren, Hannah, Haley and Laura Metzger, Braden, Lillian, and Brooke Thatcher and Marlee, Kyndal, Carter, Harper, and Parker Gammon; and many cousins. Ella was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Nathan Thatcher. Ella attended St. Anthony School in Kenton through 8th grade and graduated from Kenton High School in the class of 1956. She graduated from Bowling Green State University in 1960 with a B.S. Degree in Education. She taught school in Kenton and Delphos and then took time off to raise her family. Upon returning to the workforce, Ella substituted throughout the Hardin County Schools. She then went on to work for the Ohio Dept. of Transportation in the Lima District One garage. She retired after 15 years of service. What Ella enjoyed most in life was being a child of God and a loving mother. She also loved to visit nursing homes where she made many new friends throughout the years. She enjoyed playing the piano, singing, dancing and attending the various activities of her children and grandchildren as long as she was able. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial for Ella Kay Friedel will begin at 11:00am on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the Immaculate Conception Church in Kenton with Father Ed Shikina officiating where a Rosary Service will begin at 10:30am prior to the service. Internment will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery, Kenton, Ohio. Friends will be received at the SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 from 9:00 - 10:00am prior to the service. Online condolences can be expressed to the family by visiting stoutcrates.com. Ella was a lifelong member of the catholic church, and in lieu of flowers donations may be made in Ella's memory to the Immaculate Conception Church or to a charity of the donor's choice.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    SCHINDEWOLF-STOUT-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    200 E. Columbus St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326
    Tuesday, January 5th 2021 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM

  • Mass of Christian Burial:

    Tuesday, January 5th 2021 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church [Map]
    215 E. North St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

  • Final Resting Place:

    St. Mary's Cemetery [Map]
    15419 State Route 309 E
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

  • Contributions:

    Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
    215 E. North St.
    Kenton, Ohio 43326

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To : Mary and family
Date :Thursday, December 31st 2020
From : Alicia Risner
So sorry to hear about your mothers passing away. Prayers for comfort



To : Ella Kays Family
Date :Thursday, December 31st 2020
From : Cliff and Joyce Biddinger
Our heartfelt condolences to all of you in your loss. She raised a great family of which she was immensely proud. May God bless each and every one of you.
Our love to you.
Cliff and Joyce



To : Ella Kay Family
Date :Friday, January 1st 2021
From : Dave Sturgeon
I have good memories of Ella Kay and her parents. They reared a great family. I am sure she is very proud of her children! Ella was quite a lady.



To : Fred Darla and family
Date :Friday, January 1st 2021
From : Cheryll Turner Sprang
Fred, Darla and family,
AM so sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother - sending my sympathy and will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely,
Cheryll Turner Sprang



To : Ella's Family
Date :Friday, January 1st 2021
From : Cheryl Jones Hiller
So sorry to read about your mom and grandma's passing. I remember her fondly as she supported your activities. Please accept my condolences and know you're in my thoughts at this difficult time. With Sympathy and Hugs, Mrs. Hiller, Retired KHS Teacher



To : Fred and Darla
Date :Friday, January 1st 2021
From : Jack and Shirley Stauffer
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Thoughts and prayers coming your way.



To : Fred and Darla
Date :Friday, January 1st 2021
From : Jack and Shirley Stauffer
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. Thoughts and prayers coming your way.



To : Family
Date :Friday, January 1st 2021
From : Barb Stork
So sorry for your lose I meet Ella while working at ODOT. I worked out of Defiance while she was in Lima. We have kept in touch sometimes. She will be in my prayers as will her family.



To : Family
Date :Saturday, January 2nd 2021
From : Gwen Sharp Bailey
I was blessed to have her as my 3rd grade teacher at Espy school. I was fortunate enough to have contact with her in recent years and was able to tell her that she was responsible for my love of reading. The world lost a wonderful lady.



To : The children and grandchildren of Ella Friedel
Date :Saturday, January 2nd 2021
From : Cindy Lawrence
I was saddened to hear of dear Ella's passing. We had a bond that I treasured. She can finally be at peace. She will always stay in my ❤. My sincere condolences to all of you.



To : Family
Date :Sunday, January 3rd 2021
From : Joy Van Horn
I am saddened by the passing of Ella Kay. My mom enjoyed having Ella Kay as a student at KHS. Ella Kay was always so encouraging to me as a student athlete and young teacher. She raised a great family. God bless you.





To : Ella Kays family
Date :Tuesday, January 5th 2021
From : Joyce and Lou Wrasman
I will miss Ella Kay and I wish I could of visit her this last 8 months. We talked a lot. We are having 2 masses said for her, One on Jan. 21 as soon as I could get one, and one close to her birthday, July 5 th. Remember masses is the best gift you can give your Love one, after their gone, Much Peace to all of you! Love and Prayers Joyce



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