Ellen Drilling

Ellen Drilling

CISSNA PARK – Ellen Rose Drilling, 79, of Cissna Park died Wednesday (Dec. 26, 2012) at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

She was born Feb. 5, 1933, in Ash Grove Township, a daughter of Arthur Goetting and Laura Schumacher. She married Donald E. Drilling on April 5, 1953, at St. John's Church in Buckley.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cissna Park, with the Rev. Tim Hahn officiating. Burial will be in Cissna Park Cemetery, Cissna Park.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at the church.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Laurel and Don Reutter of Cissna Park and Dr. Jo Ellyn Fisher and husband, Kett Rankin, of Watseka; brother and sister-in-law, Ardell and Dorothy Goetting of Buckley; grandchildren, Leslie and Erin Reutter; and great-grandchild, Autumn Reutter.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one sister, Dolores Zeedyk.

She was a homemaker whose hobbies included reading, cooking and taking care of grandkids.

Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Cissna Park Elementary School or the Arthritis Foundation.

Please leave your condolences at www.baierfuneralhome.com.