Ella Ewer, 93 of Elwood, Nebraska, died Wednesday, February 15th, 2012, at the Lexington Regional Health Center.
Ella was born July 21st, 1918, at Hoxie, Kansas, to Harley and Clara (Field) Morgan. She graduated from Hoxie High School.
On July 8th, 1939, Ella married William Byron Ewer at Hayes, Kansas. The couple's union was blessed with three children, Joyce, Larry and Galen.
Ella and Byron would move to Elwood in the early 1950's; where they would spend the rest of their married lives together.
Ella had several part time jobs while raising her children including teaching piano, clerking at the post office and as secretary for the Elwood Public Schools where she worked for 15 years.
Mr. Ewer preceded her in death in June of 1978. In recent years, Ella had made the Elwood Care Center her home, where she made many friends.
Ella was a long-time member of the Elwood United Methodist Church. Among her enjoyments were music and craftwork. She was also a dedicated volunteer for the American Red Cross and served as county chair of the Cancer Society.
In addition to her husband, Ella was preceded in death by her daughter, Joyce Cunningham; her parents; a brother, Leo Morgan; two sisters, Edith Jamison and Esther Welty.
Ella is survived by her two sons, Larry (Geri) Ewer of Roslyn, Pennsylvania, Galen (Carma) Ewer of Sandy, Utah; two sisters, Lillian Frazey of Hoxie, Kansas, Doris Bunting of Greeley, Colorado; son-in-law, Charles Cunningham of Missouri; 11 grandchildren; the stepmother of three grandchildren, Charlene Wendt of Lincoln, Nebraska; and a host of other relatives and friends.
Services were held on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012, at 1:30 p.m., at the United Methodist Church in Elwood with Pastor Connie Carr officiating. Burial was in the Elwood Cemetery.
A memorial has been established in her memory. Condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com.
Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad was in charge of arrangements.