She worked as a bookkeeper at King’s Department Store. She met Harvey T. Ellsworth and was married on June 15, 1946.
Even though Faith and her family were the most important aspect of her life, she was very involved in several service organizations. She was the past national secretary/treasurer for the 103rd Infantry Division of World War II (V.F.W.), the past District President of the V.F.W., a past member of the V.F.W. Cooties, Post 823 in Jackson, Michigan, the American Legion, Post 248, Laingsburg, Michigan, and a member of the Women’s Auxiliary. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting afghans, tablecloths and doilies for her family and friends, working crossword puzzles and word search puzzles.
She is survived by her daughter Connie (Willis) Gavitt of Jerome, Michigan, grandchildren Stephen A. Mitchell of Coldwater, Michigan, Susan H. (James) Brown of St. Johns, Michigan, Dale E. Mitchell II of Central Lake, Michigan, Dalietta D. Novello of Charlotte, Michigan and Oleisa M. (Neal) Moor of Jerome, Michigan. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three nephews, LaRue, Robert and Gary Welch as well as one niece, Bertie Lou Ellis. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Harvey, as well as her sisters Bertice Welch and Hazel Buck.
Visitation will be at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel in Lansing, Michigan on Thursday, January 20, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 21, 2011 at Estes-Leadley with interment to follow at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Lansing, Michigan.