STERLING – Ellen F. Bellars, 72, of Sterling, died Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Coventry Living Center in Sterling.
She was born on Aug. 13, 1941, in Sterling, the daughter of Albert and Lulabelle (Adams) Bellars and was a 1960 graduate of Sterling High School. Ellen worked as a mental health technician for 27 years at the former Dixon Developmental Center before retiring in 1992.
Surviving is a special niece, Dawn Westbo; two grand-nieces, Macy Kornewald and Mallory Kornewald; numerous other nieces and nephews; her sister, June (William) Alber of Sterling; and her brother, Wesley Bellars of Sterling.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Russell Bellars; and three sisters, Joyce Fortney, Marilyn Segura and Carol Westbo.
A gathering of friends and family will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home, 505 First Ave. in Sterling. The service will follow at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Dalmus Meeks officiating. Private family burial will be at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Dixon.
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