Ellen Joanne Ferrell, 72, of McLeansboro, died 12:40 a.m. Monday, Sept. 21, 2015, at McLeansboro Health Care and Rehabilitation Center. She was born Aug. 6, 1943, in McLeansboro, the daughter of Walter Digby and Jane (Ledbetter) Digby. She married Charley Ferrell; he preceded her in death. She is survived by a brother, Carl S. Digby of McLeansboro; several nieces and nephews; and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and two brothers, Leroy Digby and Woodrow Digby. She worked in the processing department for General Foods in Modesto, Calif., for many years. She attended Hopewell Baptist Church. There will not be a formal service. Gholson Funeral Home in McLeansboro is in charge of all of the arrangements.
Published on  October 1, 2015