Mary Ann (Prange) Ellingsworth

Sep 24 1937
Apr 24 2018
80 Years
Cochranville, Pennyslvania

Mary Ann (Prange) Ellingsworth, 80, of Cochranville, passed away on Tuesday, April 24 at Brandywine Hospital.  She was the beloved wife of James R. Ellingsworth, Sr., with whom she shared 62 years of marriage.  

Born in Hayti, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Mary E. (Donohue) and Marion Prange.  

Mary Ann and her husband took 28 cruises together.  She was a lifetime member of the West End Fire Co. and she was a stand out swimmer at Scott High School  She enjoyed crabbing, gardening, bird watching and was a past bowler with Lancaster Women's Bowling League.  

Mary Ann loved spending time with her grandkids.   

She was employed by Quebecor Printing as a News Print Specialist.  

Mary Ann is survived, in addition to her husband, by her three children: James R. Ellingsworth, Jr., husband of Diane, of Cochranville, Michelle Simmons, wife of Dave, of Strasburg, and Kelly Herr, wife of John, of Parkesburg; eight grandchildren, Matthew Ellingsworth, Christen Ellingsworth Pulaski, Alyssa Reyes, Katy McMinn, Lindsay Ellingsworth, Jeffrey Herr, Bobby Clarke and Amanda Clarke ; 15 great grandchildren Alivia Ellingsworth, Mason Ellingsworth, Harleigh Ellingsworth, Rose Pulaski, Mark Rzonca, Charlotte Rzonca, Dominick Reyes, Hayden Mason, Rylie Miller, Wyatt McMinn, Genevieve McMinn, Kylie Herr, Lilly Herr, Colton Herr, and Declan Hofle; and two siblings, Richard Prange of South Africa and Norma Jean Pidcock of Christiana.  

The Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 30th at 12 noon at Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St., Parkesburg, with a viewing from 9 AM until noon.  

Online condolences can be posted at

Service Date: 
Apr 30 2018 - 12:00pm


Always known as Mum-Mum. Mary Ann was grandmother to my grandchildren Bobby and Amanda Clarke and great grandmother to Declan Hofle.  She always had a smile and something to kidd her grandchildren about.  She will be sorely missed. Our sympathy to the families especially PopPop. 

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Having  known  many of the Ellingsworth and Clarke families for many years before moving from the area, I send my condolences.

Dave McGuigan, Little Meadows, PA

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Jim, so sorry to hear of Marianne's passing.  Hoping that God will bring you peace in this difficult time.  So many memories both of us had with Marianne at the old Lower Valley road dump.   We will be praying for you and your family.  God Bless!

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May Jehovah the God of comfort and tender mercies, comfort the family and give you needed strength during this difficult times. (2 corinthians 1:3,4).

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Dear Michelle:

Just a short note to extend condolences to you and your family.  We will remeber you in our thoughts and prayers.

You were a kind and industrious person.  I imagine that your mom would be/is very proud of you.






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Jim,  Sorry to hear of Mary Ann's passing.  You two have shared so much joy together.  Let that love and joy get you through this difficult time.  Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.  Condolences to your whole family.  Peace be with you.

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Dear Kelly-

So sorry to hear of your Mom's passing.  Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.


Lisa Wilde

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On behalf of my family (Peggy Ann Renz Arbuckle, my mother, and Sam Arbuckle, Jr. my father), we all extend our deepest sympathies to your family.  We have fond memories of family gatherings at Hibernia Park and Nichol Mine Pool so many years ago.   I pray comfort, peace and love over your family and hope;  hope knowing we will all be reunited one day in Heaven   Blessings, Annie 




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