Monday, December 22, 2014



Ellen M. Stinnett, 74, Welda, Kan., passed away Tuesday, Feb., 25, 2014 at Golden Heights Living Center.

Funeral services are planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 1, 2014, at Dengel & Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Friends may pay their respects to Mrs. Stinnett from 9 a.m. Friday to the service hour at the mortuary, where the family plans to meet with friends 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday. Interment is set for Highland Cemetery, Ottawa.

Ellen was born Thursday, April 20, 1939, in Kingfisher, Okla., the daughter of Joe and Flora (Hubbard) Hyatt.

Ellen was a resident of Welda since 1995, living in Ottawa from 1965 to 1995, moving from Oklahoma.

She graduated from Kingfisher High School, Kingfisher, Okla., with the class of 1959.

Ellen’s first marriage to Ray Fisher in the late 1950s ended in divorce.

She married Emmett Vermilyea June 23, 1979. He preceded her in death Sept. 13, 1989.

Ellen was united in marriage with James C. “Jim” Stinnett April 15, 1995, in Welda. He survives of their home.

Other survivors include her son, Randy Fisher and wife, Renee, Ottawa; step-daughter, Carmelita Filyaw and husband, Charles, Dayton, Tenn.; step-son, Ted Stinnett and wife, Terri, Kansas City, Mo.; step-daughter, Linda Caviness and husband, David, Kansas City, Mo.; 14 grandchildren, including Raeann and Riley Fisher, Ottawa; 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Zenner, Wisconsin; brother, Joe Hyatt Jr., Kingfisher, Okla.; two nieces; and two nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and second husband, Emmett Vermilyea.

Ellen worked for H.D. Lee as a seamstress in Ottawa from the mid 1960s to mid 1970s; and Delco Battery in assembly in Olathe from the mid 1970s until her retirement in 2001.

She was a member of the United Auto Workers, Local 1021 of Olathe, and the Hyatt Club in Anderson County. She attended Mt. Ida Church of the Brethren in Welda.

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