Ella Mae Pal, 96, a lifetime Vermilion County resident, left her Earthly body on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at Pleasant Meadows of Chrisman. Services will be at 12:30pm on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Vermilion Grove Church, 3760 N. 1500 East Road, Vermilion Grove/Ridge Farm, with a visitation from 11:30 – 12:30 before the service. Following services, she will be laid to rest with her family in Vermilion Grove Cemetery. Current CDC and IDPH guidelines will be strictly enforced regarding social distancing, masks, and allowable numbers.
Ella was born on November 9, 1924 in Vermilion Grove to her parents Russell and Jessie (Stahl) Mills. One of ten children, Ella grew up in Vermilion Grove, attending grade school there and later attending Ridge Farm High School. She was a lifetime member of the church, as well as Eastern Star, and Pioneer Telephone Pioneers. Ella worked for 35 years at Illinois Bell Telephone Company as an operator, supervisor and PBX observer. She also spent some time teaching. She was a very generous and kind person, donating to many charities.
Ella married Joe Pal on February 25, 1945 and the two shared sixty-one years together before his passing in 2006. Ella leaves behind three sisters: Lydia Weaver Hall, Dorothy (Donald) Wheeler, and Susie Hart Smith; numerous nieces and nephews, and many friends. She joins her parents, her husband Joe, and her five brothers Allen, Herbert, John Franklin, Albert, and Charles, and one sister Edna in Heaven.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ella’s name to Vermilion Grove Church. Messages and memories may be left on our website at www.KrugerCoanPape.com, or on the Kruger-Coan-Pape Funeral Home Facebook page.
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