Wellsville, NY - Ella "Ellie" Hyslip Walker of 25 Coats Street passed away at home on Saturday, November 3, 2012 after a three year battle with breast cancer. She was born August 4, 1937 in Wellsville the daughter of the late Mark B. and Clara Jane (Cochran) Hyslip Jr. On August 31, 1957 at St. John's Episcopal Church in Wellsville she married Richard E. Walker who survives.
Ellie was a former long time resident of Meadowbrook Court in Wellsville and Rushford Lake. She wintered in Naples and Fort Myers Florida after retirement. She attended the Martin Street School in Wellsville and graduated from Wellsville High School; Greenbrier Junior College in Lewisburg, West Virginia and received her Master's Degree from Alfred University. She began her teaching career as a substitute teacher at various schools in Allegany County until she was contracted by Scio Central School where she taught for 22 years, retiring in 1992. She was a life member of Bata Sigma Phi Sorority and a member of the Wellsville Elks Lodge, the Wellsville Country Club and the Ladies Golf Association. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
Surviving in addition to her husband of 55 years are two sons, Robert C. (Voni) Walker and Richard M. (Tracy) Walker both of Wellsville, three granddaughters, Tricia (Bill) Smith of Elkridge, MD, Ashley Walker and Chelsea Walker both of Wellsville, two sisters-in-law, Barb Hyslip of Hart, FL and Marilyn Hyslip of Wellsville, a brother-in-law, Stanley Ruger of Florida and several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by two brothers, Mark B. Hyslip III and John K. C. (Jack) Hyslip.
Friends are invited to call Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home Inc. in Wellsville. A memorial service will follow visitation at 8:30 pm Wednesday in the funeral home Rev. Cole Gruberth presiding. Memorial donation can be made to the David A. Howe Public Library or any charity of the donor's choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.