Ellen Yager , 81, of Lake Odessa, passed away on September 11, 2018 at Green Acres Ionia. She was born on August 31, 1937 to Rollin and Velma (Fosket) Durling in Detroit, MI. Ellen grew up in Lake Odessa and Grand Ledge. In 1955 she married Everil Manshum and after living in California and New Mexico they returned to Lake Odessa with their five children. Ellen married Duane (Buck) Yager in 1986 and were happily married until Buck’s death in 2014. Ellen’s home was always open to family and friends. She treasured her Thursday lunch meetings with friends. Golfing, traveling, reading and her flower gardening also brought much joy to Ellen’s life. Ellen will be dearly missed by: children; Sue (Rick) Spagnuolo of Wixom, Mike (Mechele) Manshum of Columbus, Texas, Jeff (Connie) Manshum of Portland, Scott (Nancy) Manshum of Austin, Texas, Amy (Brian) Robinson of Lake Odessa, Tammy (Kendall) Smith of Lake Odessa, Jim (Polly) Yager of Gravois Mills, MO, Tim (Kathi) Yager of Katy, Texas, she is also survived by many grandchildren and great grandchildren along with many nieces and nephews. Ellen was preceded in death by: her parents, husbands Everil Manshum and Buck Yager, siblings; William Durling and Betty Conrad and special companion Happy. Visitation will be held on Friday, September 14, 2018 5pm – 8pm at Koops Funeral Chapel in Lake Odessa and 1hr prior to service on Saturday, September 15, 2018 11am at Koops Funeral Chapel. Burial will take place immediately following at Lakeside Cemetery in Lake Odessa. Memorials in Ellen’s name can be given to the Lake Odessa Library, 1007 4th Avenue, Lake Odessa, MI 48849 Tel: 1-616-374-4591. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.koopsfc.com.
Lake Odessa Library
1007 4th Avenue, Lake Odessa, MI MI 48849