Ethel Heller, 87
HARLAN -- Ethel Eleanor Heller, 87, Harlan, formerly of Portsmouth, died September 13 at Elm Crest Retirement Community in Harlan.
Services will be held Friday, Sept. 18 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary Our Lady of Fatima Church in Portsmouth with burial in the St. Mary’s Cemetery at Portsmouth. A rosary was held Thursday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at the church. Visitation was held Thursday from 8 a.m.-noon at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in Harlan and from 1-9 p.m. at the church. Family greeted friends from 5-8 p.m. at the church on Thursday.
Heller is survived by her husband, Alvin Heller, of Portsmouth; daughters Patricia (Ralph) Knipstein of Apple Valley, CA and Karen (Thomas) Ortner of Yuba City, CA; sons Ronald (Dana) Heller of Alpharetta, GA and John (Lana) Heller of Harlan; sister Bernice (Mel) Book of Earling; brother William Stessman of Charlotte, NC; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.