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Ellen Jeffrey

1936 - 2021


Ellen (Knowles) Jeffrey, 84 of West Deer Township, formerly of Florida, died Saturday April 17, 2021 at the Oakmont Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, Oakmont, with her daughter by her side. She was born December 19, 1936 in Lakeland Florida to the late Carl and Marie (Barnaby) Knowles. Ellen has lived in West Deer for the past 6 years. She worked as a Registered Nurse at various hospitals and nursing homes in Florida. She was of Catholic Faith. Ellen enjoyed golfing, gardening, fishing and going to the beach.

Survivors include her children Michael Barnes of Knoxville, TN, Dana M. (William) Guerre of West Deer and Jonathan Rockhill of Alabama, grandchildren Bruce, Michelle, Michael and Victoria, and her sister-in-law, Helen Knowles, Seminole, Fla.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter Tamara Morton, her granddaughter Kimberly Morton and her siblings Edward and Donald Knowles, Patricia Humphries, Betty McMannus and Margaret Humane.

Following Ellen’s request all viewing and services were private. Arrangements were entrusted to the SIWICKI-YANICKO FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton, West Deer Twp. She will be privately laid to rest. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent in her name to the Deer Lakes Backpack Program, c/o Carol McCaskey, 70 East Union Road, Cheswick, PA 15024. View obituary online and leave condolences at

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Jonathan K Rockhill

April 23, 2021 8:33 AM

Thank you mom for working so hard to provide for us growing up. You always made sure we had what we needed and wanted. I pray that you are at peace in heaven. Im sorry for your suffering towards the end but now no more. I love you and proud to be your son.

Jonathan K Rockhill

April 23, 2021 8:22 AM

Michael Barnes

April 21, 2021 2:00 PM

As being her first born son, I will always Love and Miss her dearly. The suffering is over, and may you rest now in Peace. .......Your Loving Son, Michael

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