Elberta Von Ekeren

Elberta Van Ekeren, age 89 of Montgomery, IL passed away peacefully on January 30, 2022 at her daughter’s home. She was born on January 23, 1933 in Deerfield, OH the daughter of Elbert and Nora (Davis) Holden.
She married James Van Ekeren on May 25, 1952, and enjoyed 65 years of marriage; living in Ohio, Michigan and settling in Montgomery, Illinois. Bert was a member of the United Methodist Church and enjoyed volunteering including 47+ years at Rush-Copley hospital. She belonged to various clubs including bridge, gardening and pressed glass. She enjoyed quilting, golf, travel, singing, watching game shows and football.

Survivors include her daughter Jillynn (David) Brandt of Simpsonville; her grandsons Matthew (Amanda) and Jason (Teah) Brandt; 4 great grandchildren Benjamin, Brayden, Jackson and Bria, 2 sisters Penny (Dana) Davidson, Gladys Hunt, and many loved nieces and nephews.

Bert was preceded in death by her parents, husband, daughter Judith, and 3 sisters: Fay Davis, Mary Manos, and Norella Beatty.

Funeral services will be at the James Funeral Home in Newton Falls on Friday Feb 4, 2022 at 1:00pm with Pastor DeWayne Smith officiating. Calling hours will be from 12:00- 1:00pm She will be laid to rest beside her husband James at Lutheran Cemetery in Newton Falls.

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