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Ellen Louise Klumper

July 29, 1939 January 12, 2020
Ellen Louise Klumper
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Obituary for Ellen Louise Klumper

Ellen Louise Klumper, of Berryville, Arkansas born July 29, 1939, in St. Paul, Minnesota, adopted by Herman and Louise (Jancke) Zemke, passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the age of 80.
Ellen was a devoted wife for 58 years and loving mother. She was a talented multi-media artist who enjoyed sculpting, painting and sewing. She brought life to everything she created and enjoyed nature and tending to her flower garden. Ellen could strike up a conversation with anyone and never met a stranger. Some of the people she met along her journey in life were considered family and even referred to some of them who cared for her, especially the staff at Autumn Hill and her special care giver Donna, as her “other children”. Those who knew her well can recall her quick wit and her sense of humor. She had a contagious personality enjoying life to the fullest.
She is survived by daughters Cheryl Ward and Mitch of Church Hill, TN, Lisa Blanchette and Marc of Berryville, AR, Michele Vandergriff and Kelly of Beckville, TX, Jodi Coalter and Dave of Bolivar, MO; son Gregg Klumper and Becky of Joplin, MO; fourteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; BEST friend of 47 years Betty Pomerenke; several nieces and nephews; a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband Bernard Klumper; her parents Herman and Louise Zemke; two sisters and an infant daughter.
Funeral service will be 11:00 am Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel, Chaplin Mike Casner officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Arkansas Hospice Berryville, 804 W Freeman Ave, Berryville, AR 72616. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at © Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. 2020.

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11:00 AM 1/15/2020 11:00:00 AM
Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel

302 East Madison Avenue
Berryville, AR 72616

Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel
302 East Madison Avenue Berryville 72616 AR
United States

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Arkansas Hospice Berryville

804 W Freeman Ave
Berryville, AR 72616

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