Ellen J. Baney, 85, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, November 4, 2022.
Born in Argos, Indiana on May 5, 1937, Ellen was the daughter of Robert Adam Thompson and Mildred Eva (Snider) Thompson Books. She graduated from Plymouth High School and went on to attend Ball State University and IU-South Bend to attain her master’s degree in education.
She married Ronald L. Baney on June 6, 1959, in Plymouth and the two would make Lakeville their forever home. She taught elementary students at Union North United School Corporation (LaVille) for 44 years. She loved her students and enjoyed teaching and was many of her student’s “favorite teacher”. Ellen also had a witty sense of humor.
Ellen was passionate about genealogy and family history. She also enjoyed crocheting, and gardening and loved her Belted Galloway cows.
Ellen was a member of Plymouth Baptist Church and a Daughter of the American Revolution member.
She is survived by her sons, Douglas (Barbara) Baney of Plymouth and Jeffery (Linda) Baney of Plymouth; grandchildren: Michael (Stacy), Marion (Anna), Marrissa (Alex) and Marcus; step-grandchildren, Amanda, and Wesley; great-grandchildren: Aaron and Cora and step-great-grandchildren Tyler, Gavin, Cody, Madison, Kole and Kinleigh; and step-great-great grandchild, Luka; brother Jerry (Nina) Thompson and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Ron, her parents, son Dale Baney and sister Diana Wiles.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, November 10, 2022, at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan Street, Plymouth. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Pastors Clark Harless and Doug Dieterly officiating.
Family burial will be on Friday in the New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Food Bank of Northern Indiana c/o Share Our Strength, PO Box 715475 Philadelphia, PA 19171-5475.
Caryn Durski, Funeral Director
Jeannie Lawrence says
Remembering Ellen as a kind and caring friend on Bus #10 and at Twin Lakes Sunday School. So sorry for your loss.
Robin Carr-Morcombe says
Doug, I am so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I remember the day we graduated and you gave your mother our class flower. You said it made her so happy.
Susan Miller says
I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mother. I will be praying for you and your family during this time.
Jim & Myrtle Smith says
So sorry to hear of your mother passing. Our daughter had her as her 4th grade teacher & she was also our neighbor. Loved to drive by & see her out in her garden & also when I use to walk down the road & would stop to talk to her. She always had a big garden. She will be missed in the neighbor hood.
Jerry Thompson says
Doug and Jeff,
Please accept our deepest sympathy of my sister’s (your mom’s) passing. She was much loved and will be missed sorely. I just wish we could be there for the funeral.
Love, Jerry & Nina Thompson
Randy and Cindy Frick says
We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. We will miss her as our neighbor and seeing her out in her flowers and garden. She was the kindest person you could have ever met.
Fr Jim Bracke csc says
Michael and family of Ellen,
I am sorry for the loss of your beloved Ellen. I will pray the Lord’s comfort of His Son will hold you close to His Heart of Love.
Sincerely in Notre Dame,
Fr Jim Bracke csc
Notre Dame Staff Chaplain
Sally Smith sosanders80@ says
Hi Jerry, so sorry to hear this news.. these people passing sure do leave a huge hole in our lives. Send many prayers at this sad time.. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Angela Vargo says
Mrs. Barney was my teacher in elementary school at Laville. I remember her as such a kind teacher. She was always so patient with us even when we didn’t deserve it. She got me started in stamp collecting. Just nothing but good happy memories of her. Thank you Mrs. Barney!
Rest in peace
Annette (Lovell) Self says
I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She was a kind lady.
You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.
Alice Anderson says
Dear Doug and Jeff, I was so shocked and sorry to see Ellen had died. Just know the Anderson family is thinking of you! Your mother was such a great person. The world is not better off without her. Love to you and your families! Alice
Karen Richmond says
Ellen was the best teacher. She not only had me in fifth grade but my two children for fourth. She was a sweet gentle soul and greatly loved by many. May the Lord comfort your family. The Richmond Family
Cheryl Schultz says
I am so sorry for the passing of Ellen. She was my fathers niece (Manford Snider) and my cousin. I usually only connected with her at family reunions but I always enjoyed our conversations. She had a great sense of humor and such a passion for teaching and sharing family history. May you be blessed with many happy memories. Our prayers go out to your family.
Dee (Feitz) Edson says
I’m so sorry for your family’s loss. My heart goes out to you all.