Ellen Virginia Steely (Day) of Paoli, PA Ellen Virginia Steely (Day) passed away peacefully on Good Friday April 14, 2017 at her home in Paoli, PA. Born in Wilmington, DE in 1934, she met her husband to be, William Donald Steely, at West Presbyterian Church in Wilmington and was married in 1954. She raised her family in New Jersey, Virginia, and Michigan before settling in Berwyn in 1968. She earned her college degree at Immaculata University at the age of 51 while working fulltime. Her husband, Bill, predeceased her of a heart attack in 1998. Ellen is survived by her only sibling, Preston Day Jr., her three children: Barbara (Babs) Insley, John Steely, and Susan Montgomery, and five grandchildren: Jen & Jeff Montgomery and Christina, Meredith, & Margot Steely. While living in Berwyn and Paoli, Ellen embraced life by singing in the choir at Paoli Presbyterian Church, traveling and playing bridge with her friends, laughing and keeping up with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed countless summers with her friends and family in Avalon, NJ. She will be missed greatly by her many friends and by her family, who have lost the world’s best Mom. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7:00PM at Paoli Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to The Leukemia Lymphoma Society (online at WWW.LLS.ORG or at 3 International Drive, Suite 200, Rye Brook, NY 10573) or the Paoli Presbyterian Church organ fund (225 S. Valley Road, Paoli, PA 19301).
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