Ella Ruth Whitlow

Born: 03/10/1934 Passed:

Ella Ruth Whitlow (nee Rankin), passed away October 19, 2017 at the age of 83.

Ella was born the second of six children in Lake Charles, Louisiana on March 10, 1934, to Glenville and Emma (nee Pellerin) Rankin. Ella and her family became lifelong Ohio residents in 1944. Ella attended and graduated from Washington High School, in Massillon, Ohio in 1951. On February 16, 1964 Ella married the love of her life Nathaniel Whitlow Jr. and on June 22, 1965 Ella gave birth to her only child, Nathaniel Rodney Whitlow. Ella retired from National City Bank in 1991 where she spent 19 years in the Consumer Loans Department.

Ella is survived by her husband Nathaniel Perry Whitlow and her son Nathaniel (Monica) Whitlow; grand-daughters Brittney and Whitney Whitlow and grandson Jordan Whitlow. Ella is also survived by her sisters Joyce (Rankin) Hill and Rebecca Rankin and brother Michael Rankin. As well as by 10 nieces and nephews, 59 and great-grand nieces and nephews. Ella is preceded in death by her parents Glenville Rankin, and Emma Rankin, her brother Glen Elton Rankin, sister Margarete (Rankin) Earley, and nephew Mark Douglas Earley.

Memorial Services will be held at 4:30 pm on Friday November 10, 2017 at United Methodist Church of Brook Park 6220 Smith Road, Brook Park Ohio. Repass immediately following.

In Lieu of flowers, the family is requesting a donation be made to University Hospital Siedman Cancer Center in memory of Ella R. Whitlow. Online donations can be made at https://secure.uhgiving.org/.


9 Tributes to Ella Ruth Whitlow

  1. Kelly Kiefer-Brown says:

    Rebecca and Family,
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  2. Amy Thornburg says:

    The heavens above gained a beautiful lady. Many hugs to your family Rodney.

    Amy Evans-Thornburg

  3. Jolene says:

    Our prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. We all loved your Mom, Rodney. Heaven gained another angel. God bless.
    Jolene and Ken
    Brandi and Lewis (Bradley and Declan)
    Ashlee and Andrew
    Brett and Ashley

  4. Craig Borr says:

    Our deepest sympathies to you and the family.
    Our thoughts and prays go out to you durring these sad and difficult times.
    Please accept our condolences.

  5. Brenda Norton says:

    Rodney and family: besides going to school with Rodney, I worked at National City with Ella in the late 80s. We bonded over our shared “knowledge” of Rodney. Rodney, your mom was always so positive and friendly and made me feel like I had a friend there when I was just a temp. Xoxo – Brenda Kobel

  6. David & Donna Earley says:

    Rodney so sorry for loss. Aunty Ella was a good, strick, tell it like it is type of woman and wouldn’t want her any other way! We loved her very much!! Prayers go out to you and Uncle Perry. Sorry but we won’t be able to attend her services but we’ll be there in thoughts. Our deepest condolences to you and Uncle Perry.

    Love & Aloha,

    David, Donna, David boy, Lovey, Marc, Kana, Aramis, and Makamai EARLEY from Hawaii

  7. Marlene says:

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during these difficult times. Our deepest sympathies. Sending our love

    Always, Your DENSO Family

  8. Sylvia Thompson says:

    Sorry to hear about your mother. You’re in my thoughts and prayers .

  9. Rick Fazio says:

    Rodney – My heart goes out to you and your family.

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