Lifetime Plymouth resident of 84 years, Ellen B. Samuels, passed away in the loving care of her family and hospice on Monday Aug. 17, 2020.
She was one of twelve children born in Plymouth, on March 30, 1936, to the late Nelson and Lula S. (Reese) Marks. She attended Plymouth High School.
On Oct. 8, 1955, in Plymouth, Ellen became the bride of Jackie “Jack” Lee Samuels. They would raise their four children in the small town they loved.
Alongside her husband, they would own and operate Merriman’s Grocery in Plymouth from 1963-66. The two would also own and operate Samuels & Bean Public Accounting in Plymouth for many years. A quiet and simple woman, she loved being with her family and being involved in their lives.
Ellen is survived by her children: Mishelle (Michael) Eyrich, Kelly (William) Einspahr and Carla (John) Van Hattum, all of Plymouth; grandchildren: Mark (Brandy) Neal, Brandon Van Vactor, Leslie (Matt) Harrold, Lindsey (Sean) Justice, Kevin (Telinna) Einspahr and Brianne (Tylor) Borggren; great-grandchildren: MaKenzie, Kayleigh, Kamdin, Emma, Nick, Daxton, Easton and Bexley; siblings: Eldon (Diana) Marks, Janet (Joseph) Mankowski and Paul Jay (Cissy) Marks; and beloved friend, Susan Newman.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack; fireman and son, Brian Samuels; her parents; and her siblings: Betty (Clifford) Zillmer, Madelyn (Phillip) Glassman, Marjorie (Daniel) Campton, Polly (James) Anderson, Barbara (Charles) Harley, Glenn (Dorothy) Marks, Nelson (Joyce Ann) Marks Jr. and Katherine Marks.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday, Aug. 24, at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. officiated by Chaplain Arnell McCoy.
Burial will be in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
The family would like to thank the nurses and staff from Heartland Hospice, for all their compassion and care given to Ellen and her family, in their time of need.
Memorial contributions can be made to Heartland Hospice 230 W. Catalpa Suite D, Mishawaka, Indiana 46545.
PLEASE NOTE: For your protection, the entire funeral home staff will wear masks. It is mandated that family members and their guests do so as well. The funeral home will not provide any masks.