Myrtle M. (Friz) Ellis, “Myrt,” 87, of Gilbertsville, wife of the late George J. Ellis, passed away on Tuesday at Manatawny Manor, Pottstown.

Born in Gilbertsville, she was the daughter of the late Frank J. and Florence R. (Chester) Friz.

Myrtle was a member of New Hanover Lutheran Church in Gilbertville and a 1941 graduate of Boyertown High School. She was a loving mother and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family. She was also an avid Phillies and Flyers fan and loved to do puzzles of all types.

Surviving are sons Brian Ellis, husband of Cecilia, of Bechtelsville, and Dr. Glenn Ellis, husband of Sonia, of Montgomery, Mass., daughter-in-law Patti Ellis, and 7 grandchildren. Along with her husband and parents, Myrtle was predeceased by her son David Ellis, brothers Frank R., Raymond C. and Robert R. Friz and sister Anna N. Friz.

A funeral service will be Saturday, 11:00AM, at New Hanover Lutheran Church, 2941 Lutheran Road, Gilbertsville, with Rev. Thomas Lang officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the church.

Memorial donations may be made in Myrtle’s name to the American Cancer Society, 480 Norristown Road, Suite 150, Blue Bell, PA 19422.

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