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Ellen Marie Rorabaugh

Mrs. Ellen Marie Rorabaugh, 92, of Tyrone, passed away at Epworth Manor Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at 3:12 a.m.
She was born June 22, 1913 in Bellwood, the daughter of John C. and Mary (Henshey) Estep. On August 10, 1934 in Hollidaysburg she married Malcolm L. “Mac” Rorabaugh who died March 21, 1976.
The matriarch of five generations, she was a loving, gentle woman who loved life and always had a kind word. Her love was constant for family and special friends, who will always remember her great sense of humor. She was a 60 plus year member of the Tyrone Christ United Methodist Church and the Ruth Wertz Sunday school class.
Ellen retired in 1974 after 25 years as manager of Puritan Cleaners in Tyrone.
She is survived by twin daughters, Gretta L. Czap and Mary Ellen Jones of Tyrone; grandson Richard W. Stever III and wife Kim; granddaughter Amy L. Kemp (Stever) and husband Revel; great-grandsons, Aaron Reese and wife Carrie, Ian Reese and Richard W. Stever IV and great-granddaughter Olivia M. Stever; great-great-grandchildren, Sarah N. Reese and Hunter M. Reese all of Tyrone.
Also surviving are three sisters, Mary Kastner of New Castle, Jean Wertz of Altoona and Peggy Mosel of Fort Myers, Florida. She is also survived by many special nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by sisters, Pearl, Cora, Effie, Yolanda and a brother Blair; a granddaughter Ellen Marie DelBaggio; great-granddaughter, Elizabeth N. Stever and two special son-in-laws, George Czap and B.C. Jones, Jr.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, April 15, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the Tyrone Christ United Methodist Church with Rev. Norman E. Huff officiating. Interment will be at Blair Memorial Park.
Friends will be received at the Derman Funeral Home, Inc., Tyrone, on Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Contributions in her memory may be given to the Christ United Methodist Church, 1359 Penna. Ave. or to the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library, 1000 Penna. Ave., Tyrone, Pa. 16686.