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Ellen Marie (Hale) Girvin

November 4, 1945 ~ February 5, 2019 (age 73)

Ellen Marie (Hale) Girvin, age 73, of Newburgh, IN, passed away Tuesday, February 5, 2019, peacefully at home, surrounded by her family.

Ellen was born November 4, 1945, in Oakland City, IN, to DeForest Hale, Jr. and Erma Lucille (Britton) Hale. She graduated from Boonville High School in 1964 and went on to earn her degree as a Registered Nurse from Deaconess School of Nursing in 1967. Ellen was a member of Living Word Christian Church. She enjoyed sewing and knitting, and she especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. Ellen was a natural caregiver; everything she did was with someone else’s best interest in mind.

She is survived by her daughter, Ann Marie Thompson (Keith); son, Sean Ronald McKinney (Tina); step-daughter, Melinda “Bodie” Hyatt (Roger); sister, Jeannene Inglert (Max); 4 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; and many great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents; beloved husband of 24 years, Harry Girvin, Jr.; and her step-daughter, Patti Healy.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 9, 2019 at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel – A Family Tradition Funeral Home, 5330 Washington Avenue with Pastor Mike Claypool officiating. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park.  

Friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Friday, February 8, 2019 at BOONE FUNERAL HOME EAST CHAPEL.

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