Elmer E. Ansell, Greenville (Salem Twp.) passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at his residence. He was 71.
He was born in Greenville on January 14, 1949 a son of the late Roy E. and Evelin P. (Barkley) Ansell. Elmer had been a Sergeant with the U.S. Army having served during the Vietnam Era. He had been employed by PPG, Meadville from which he retired. He had a passion for restoring and working on antique tractors of which he owned many. He was a member of the Mercer County Antique Power Association and the Greenville VFW Post # 3374.
He is survived by his fiancé, Dianne J. Thompson, Hadley; a daughter, Jamie Ansell and her husband Elliot Ralston, Hillards; two sons, Brian Ansell and his wife Elizabeth, Shawnee, Kansas and Evan Ansell and his girlfriend, Christine Bowser, Greenville; 3 sisters, Barbara Ball and her husband James, Hadley, Linda M. Bishara and her husband Dr. Munier, Duncanville, TX and and Millie Jackson, OH; 2 brothers, George Ansell and his wife Alice, Greenville and Jerry Ansell and his wife Marsha, Fredonia; 3 grandchildren, Gweneth and Gavin Ansell and Rachel Ansell.
He was preceded in death by his parents; 8 sisters, Esther Manross, Bertha Berk, Helen Freedman, Kitty Hilland, Stella Redfoot, Dorothy Ansell, Mary Reimold and Thelma Ansell; 3 brothers, Clarence Ansell, James Ansell and Edward Ansell.
Due to the current COVID 19 restrictions, private family services will be held with John Canon, pastor of the Jerusalem Christian Church officiating.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 3223 Perry Hwy., Sheakleyville. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at www.snyderfh.com
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