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Geraldine Woods Ellis, Waverly, passed away peacefully on Saturday at the family home, surrounded by her loved ones. She was the widow of Joseph R. Ellis, who died March 25, 2002. The couple was married for 50 years.Born May 8, 1933, in Indianapolis, Ind., she was the daughter of the late W. Russell and Lucille (Liddy) Woods. A Waverly resident since 1972, she was a graduate of St. Agnes Academy, Indianapolis. She was devoted to her family and spent her life making a home for them as a loving wife and mother. Generous and supportive to all, her strength, dignity and sense of humor will stay with all those whose lives she touched.Surviving are daughters, Elaine Ellis Regan; Jeanne Ellis Quinn and husband, Dr. Richard Silbert; Annie M. Ellis, all of Clarks Summit; Leslie Ellis Lombardy and husband, Dr. Marc, Hoboken, N.J.: a son, Steven R. Ellis and wife, Erica, Charlotte, N.C.; son-in-law, Dennis A. Lilik, Germantown, Md.Also surviving are 17 grandchildren, Devon Conaboy (Thomas Wheeler), Quinn Conaboy (Lauren), Max Conaboy, (Katie), Liam Conaboy, Joseph Regan, Katie Quinn, Shane Quinn, Elizabeth Lilik, Cooper Ellis, Riley Ellis, Ellis Lombardy, Ava Lombardy, Russell Lombardy, Rhea Duke, Holly Ellis, Ian Silbert and Cameron Silbert. Seven great-grandchildren survive, Jaymes Conaboy, Thomas Wheeler, Dane Wheeler, Colton Wheeler, Braden Ellis, Jeremiah Duke and Brennan Conaboy.She was preceded in death by a son, Joseph "Jay" Ellis; and a daughter, Kathleen Ellis Lilik.The funeral will be Thursday with Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. from Church of St. Gregory, 330 North Abington Road, Clarks Green, to be celebrated by Rev. Jeffrey Tudgay. Interment, Hickory Grove Cemetery, Waverly Twp.The family will receive relatives and friends Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. at the Jennings-Calvey Funeral and Cremation Service Inc., 111 Colburn Ave., Clarks Summit, PA 18411. Memorial contributions may be made to the John Paul II Fund at Church of St. Gregory, 330 N. Abington Road, Clarks Green, PA 18411.
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