Ella (Reilly) McPherson, 90, of West Branch, Mich. / St. James City, passed away Jan. 30, 2012.
She is survived by her husband, Kenneth McPherson; her daughter, Linda (Bob) Ham; and sons, Kari (Vicki) McPherson and Ernie (Pam) McPherson; grandchildren, Michael, Zachary, Tim, Patrick and Sarah; and great-grandchildren, Jacob, Carissa, Olivia, Wyatt, Milla, Blake, Ryan, Alexis and Peyton.
She was born the eldest of 8 children to Anna and Walter (Ted) Reilly in Hale, Mich., July 2, 1921.
She was preceded in death by her brothers, Walter, Allen and Robert (Wanda); and mourned by brother, Henry (Elsie), and her sisters, Anna May, Patricia (Keith) and Janet (Dalton).
She was a loving, loyal wife and mother and demonstrated her hard working Christian values in everyday life. She will be missed by all left behind as she celebrates her her new life with God.
Ella was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in St. Clair Shores, Michigan and Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Coral, Florida. A Memorial Service will be held this spring in Michigan with the time, date and place to be announced.