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Ellen Waite

Ellen J. Waite

July 22nd, 1934 - June 7th, 2019
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Obituary

Ellen Waite, 84, of Sioux Falls, SD, passed away on Friday June 7th, 2019 at Southridge Healthcare in Sioux Falls, SD.

Visitation will be at 1-2 p.m., Thursday, June 13th, 2019 followed by funeral services at 2:00 p.m. at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel with Lieutenant Zack Zumwalt officiating.

Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery, Watertown, SD.

Pallbearers will be Scott Waite, Kristian Malcolm, Lee Aamold, Ron Dilley, Tom Polzien.

Ellen Joyce Waite, daughter of Joseph Abarr and Esther Frickey was born on July 22nd, 1934 in Billings, Montana. She attended school in Laurel, Montana and graduated the 29th of May, 1952. She then went on to Miltonvale Wesleyan College Academy and graduated from there on the 26th of May 1958.

She met and married Beryle L. Waite and settled down in Watertown, SD. They bought a house and adopted a baby boy, Scott D. Waite. Ellen was a wonderful mom and homemaker and worked on and off at Jenkins Nursing Home. She also attended Salvation Army Church where she volunteered her time and enjoyed helping others.

Ellen also enjoyed ceramics, arts and crafts, collecting coins and stamps, and scrapbooking.

After her granddaughter, Jazmin Waite was born in 1997, Ellen and Beryle moved to Mitchell, SD, to be closer to family. After about five years in Mitchell they made their final move to Sioux Falls.

Ellen is survived by her two brothers, Joe Abarr of Billings, MT, and Chuck Abarr of Kansas; her son, Scott Waite of Sioux Falls, SD; her granddaughter, Jazmin Waite of Akron, IA; one great-grandson, Caden of Akron, IA; and her niece, Jolene Music of Billings, MT.

She is preceded in death by her husband, her infant son, Neal, her parents and grandparents on both sides.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday June 13th, 2019 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    When
    Thursday June 13th, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm
    Location
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    Address
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Thursday June 13th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    When
    Thursday June 13th, 2019 2:00pm
    Location
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    Address
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Chuck Abarr and Pat and Deb Lamb

Posted at 03:26pm
Sent with love and remembrance,
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Love, Jolene

Posted at 10:04pm
Sorry I can't be there! Sending my deepest sympathy & lots of hugs!
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