Ellen Mae Rigley Stults was born July 19, 1940 in Mishawaka, Indiana, the daughter of the late Charles Rigley and Frances Keen Rigley Stoeckinger. She married Russell Ezell Stults, November 24, 1956. He preceded her in death, March 10, 2017. Mrs. Stults, a retired assembly line worker, attended Oak Grove Freewill Baptist Church. She was a member of Jewel T Dishes Club, Collinwood and St. Joseph Senior Citizens, and departed this life, October 2, 2019 at her home at the age of 79 Years, 2 Months, 13 Days.
Survivors, sons, Mark Stults, wife, Miriam, Goshen, IN, Wayne Stults, wife, Ellen, Cypress Inn, TN; daughters, Jeanith Sherrill, Lutts, TN, Tammy Thompson, husband, Joe, Madison, TN; grandchildren, Michelle Ballard (Chris), Rusty Sherrill, Laporsha Simbeck (Jesse), Shane Sherrill, Joshua Thompson, Jolene Yount (Ryan), Tylan Stults (Brianna), Hayden Stults (Katie); great-grandchildren, Samantha Ballard, McKenzie and Trenton Simbeck, Hayden Sherrill, Lexia Larravide, Maliyah Thompson, Cooper and Owen Stults; brothers, Bob Rigley, Phoenix, AZ, Glen Stoeckinger, Elkhart, IN; sisters, Joann Schultz, South Bend, IN, Betty Smith, Pat Sluder and Mary Dickerhoof all of Elkhart, IN; nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, George and Joe Rigley and sister, Norma Thompson.
Services were October 5, 2019 at 3:00 PM at Shackelford Funeral Directors chapel, Collinwood, Tennessee. Gene Kelley officiated. Burial was in Railroad Cemetery, Iron City, Tennessee. Pallbearers were Rusty Sherrill, Joshua Thompson, Jesse Simbeck, Shane Sherrill, Tylan Stults, and Hayden Stults.