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Ellen (Van Amber) Woodall
WILLIMANTIC, ME AND MARIETTA, GA – Ellen (Van Amber) Woodall, 83, beloved wife and mother, was called to her home in heaven to be with her Savior, whom she loved and served, on June 8, 2012. Ellen was born on May 5, 1929 in Syracuse, NY, the daughter of Wesley & Dorothy Van Amber.

She lived in the Syracuse area until 1964 when she married Richard B. Woodall (deceased) and moved to Ogunquit. In 1976 Ellen &Dick moved to Willimantic, and for the last several years they were together they spent summers in Maine and winters in Silver Springs, FL. Ellen & Dick were married for 46 years until he passed away on August 6, 2010.

Ellen was on the Board of Directors at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft, for 13 years and was a volunteer for over 30 years. She was a member of the American Legion ladies 'auxiliary and worked at many of the Shriners’ events. Ellen loved singing, sewing, cooking, entertaining, leather tooling, and gardening. She was active in the Willimantic Community Chapel, Willimantic, ME and the Fellowship of God Church, Ocala, FL.

She is survived by a son, Lawrence Lewis, and his wife, Kathy, of FL; a daughter, Mary Tomlin, and her husband, Dale, of GA; a stepdaughter, Lisa Fellers, and her husband, Gary, of SC; four grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Bertha J. Van Amber and Marion Seymour of NY, and Sally Bliss, and her husband, Orbra, of IN.

Memorial services will be held in Maine at the Willimantic Community Chapel at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the House of One, Fellowship of God Church, P.O. Box 831313,Ocala, FL 34483; or to the Willimantic Community Chapel, Willimantic, ME 04443.

Cremation arrangements by Crosby & Neal, Guilford. For an online guest register, go to

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