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Thursday, April 27, 2006

Ellen Irene Alexander, 80, of Coatesville, passed away Monday morning at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville.

Born Dec. 5, 1925, in Clay County, Ind., she was the daughter of John Edgar and Laura Ester (Harrington) Gummere. She was a graduate of Cory High School. She married Shirrel Alexander on April 6, 1947 and he survives.

Mrs. Alexander had been a homemaker and worked at several places throughout her life. She was a member of the Fillmore Christian Church and the Club Sixteen Home Economics Club Fillmore.

Survivors include her husband; a son, William Kumpf, Jr. and wife, Mary of Tennessee; a daughter, Virginia Boyce and husband, Ken of Fillmore; a stepson, Stephen Alexander and wife, Betty of Ocala, Florida; two sisters, Edith Gummere and Louise Kylander and husband, Fred, both of Center Point; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Elizabeth "Betty" Hughes and Martha Poppaw; and three brothers, Louis, John and Dale Gummere.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home with the Rev. Frank Fishback officiating. Burial will be in the Fillmore Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1 Hilltop Ct., Greencastle, IN 46135.

Condolences may be e-mailed to the family at inhpr@keystonegroup.com.