Elaine “Ellie” Cunningham

Jul 31, 2014 - Jul 31, 2014
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Jan. 17, 1932 — April 2, 2008

SANDUSKY — Elaine “Ellie” Cunningham, 76, of Norwalk, died Wednesday at Firelands Regional Medical Center’s Main Campus in Sandusky.

She was born Jan. 17, 1932 in Waukegan, Ill. and was a 1949 graduate of Waukegan Township High School. She volunteered many years at the Norwalk Memorial Home and served as a nurses aid for more than 20 years at Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

She enjoyed scrap booking, rubber-stamping and traveling as well as spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was involved with the Senior Enrichment Services Age Exchange program for six years. She was a member of the Queen Esther Chapter 15 Order of the Eastern Star.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Richard D. Cunningham of Norwalk; sons, Richard Scott (Laurie) Cunningham of Indianapolis, Ind., Thomas Donald (Megan) Cunningham of Pittsburgh, Pa. and David Hale Cunningham of Cleveland; nine grandchildren; a sister, Susan (Robert) Madden of Bronxville, N.Y,; and her cousin, Carol Tasker of Waukegan.

She was preceded in death by her parents, A. Cecil and Alma (Isatalo) Hale; and a brother, Jerry Hale.

Friends may call from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk, where Queen Esther Chapter 15 Order of the Eastern Star service will take place at 7 p.m. Friday and a funeral at 11 a.m. Saturday with the Rev. Doug Winner, pastor of the Grace United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

Memorial gifts may be sent to Scleroderma Foundation, 300 Rosewood Drive, Suite 105, Danvers, Mass. 01923 or the American Heart Association, P.O. Box 163549, Columbus, Ohio 43216.

Online condolences may be made at www.norwalkfuneral.com.