Ella R. Mailand - 70

4/7/1943 - 2/13/2014

Byron, IL

Ella R. Mailand, age 70, of Byron died Thursday February 13, 2014 at Serenity Hospice Home in Oregon. She was born on April 8, 1943 in Joliet, IL the daughter of Josiah and Margaret (Jones) Watson. She married Earle Mailand on September 8, 1962 in Joliet, IL. Ella was a member of Court Street United Methodist Church in Rockford. She worked as a realtor for Whitehead Reality in the Byron office, taught piano for many years, and was a member of the trips committee at Rock Valley College. In her spare time, Ella enjoyed quilting and gardening all that was green. Survived by her husband Earle of Byron; daughters, Libby (Randall) Wilson of St. Peters, MO, Leah (Doug) Fletcher of El Paso, IL, and Lindy (David) Meyer of Marsailles, IL; grandchildren, Alicia (Jeff) Kremer, Abby Wilson, Jeffrey Fletcher, and Emily Fletcher; and sisters, Frances (John) Mikelsen of Banks, OR, Esther Nichols of Beaverton, OR, Anne Furtick of Shawsville, VA, Ruth Watson of New York, NY, and Marguerite Sharp of Joliet, IL. Preceded in death by her parents and infant daughter Lisa Dawn. The family would like to express their sincere thankfulness for the care received by the staff of Serenity Hospice & Home and of Ella’s caregiver Rebecca Wells.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at Court Street United Methodist Church, 215 N Court St, Rockford, IL 61103 with Rev. Calvin Culpepper officiating. Visitation will be held Monday from 5:00-7:00 PM at Farrell Holland Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant St., Byron, IL 61010 and from 9:30 – 10:30 AM Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Byron Cemetery. Memorials are established for Serenity Hospice & Home and Court Street United Methodist Church.


Monday from 5:00-7:00 PM at Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Byron and Tuesday from 9:30-10:30 AM in Court Street UMC, Rockford


10:30 AM in Court Street UMC, Rockford

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