Lorraine Ellenberger

Published 6:54 pm Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lorraine Ellenberger (nee Steinhauser), 78, of Tryon died Sunday from a heart attack while she slept. She is survived by her beloved husband, Donald, and children she was very close to: Jeffrey from New York City, Bradley and his wife, Elaine, of Caroleen, N.C. and Jodi Bauer and her husband, Richard, of Columbus; plus four grandchildren, Keith, Jessica Green, Tiffany Carson and newlywed Timothy Bauer and Jen. There are also three great grandchildren, Joshua, Jonathan and Kyla.
The Ellenbergers had 56 wonderful years of married life. Born in Jersey City, N.J., Laurie was an ardent music lover and an active volunteer in Booton, N.J. She became president of The Morris County Suicide Hotline and ran a Meals On Wheels program. In Polk County she volunteered for Outreach, the Second Chance Thrift Shop and Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills. She will be remembered with great love and affection by all who knew her.
The family will have a viewing from 2-3 p.m. Wednesday, June 27 at Columbus United Methodist Church, followed by services at 3 p.m., conducted by Rev. Tony Sayer and Rev. Rob Parsons. A reception in the church hall will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice House of the Carolina Foothills, 270 Fairwinds Road, Landrum, S.C. 29356 or American Diabetes Association, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, Va. 22311.
Condolences may be left at www.pettyfuneralhome.com.
Petty Funeral Home & Crematory, Landrum.

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