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Thursday March 19th, 2020
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Ellen M. Rapp

Ellen M. Rapp, 63 of Pontiac and formerly of rural Streator passed away Monday morning (March 16, 2020) at O.S.F. St. James Medical Center in Pontiac.

A walk through visitation with limited contact with the family will be held Thursday from 5-7PM at the Winterrowd Funeral Home. 

Graveside services will be held on Friday at 11AM at Defenbaugh Cemetery.                                                         

Pallbearers will be Steven Rapp, Martin Wiechmann, Josh Shockley, Christopher Over and Tony Over.

Ellen was born on June 11, 1956 in Streator to John and Roma (Defenbaugh) McGuire.                                                   

She married Gail Rapp on June 21, 1975.  He survives.

Surviving are children, Katy (Martin) Wiechmann of Pontiac, Steven (Julie) Rapp of Pontiac and Emily (Josh) Shockley of Streator, 5 grandchildren, Matthew and Megan Wiechmann, Cole and Abbiegail Rapp and Henry Shockley, brothers, Bob (Karen) McGuire of Streator, Kevin (Vonna) McGuire of Springfield, MO, Tim (Christy)McGuire of Grand Ridge and Ann(Daren) Greenwell of Fairbury.

She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, John McGuire.

Ellen attended Woodland grade school and graduated from Woodland High School in 1974.                 

She was a gift shop manager at St. Mary’s Hospital for many years and a volunteer coordinator at O.S.F.

Ellen was a member of Park Presbyterian Church where she was also a Sunday school teacher and on the Board of Deacons.

She was a Leader of the Wide Awake Timberline 4-H Club and a member of the Streator Zonta Club.

Memorials may be made to Park Presbyterian Church or to the Streator Zonta Club.

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Gail and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. Ellen was one of the kindest people that I ever met. I know she will be missed by many. I am happy that I got to see her on Christmas day. Thinking of you during this difficult time.

Jayne Nugent Mar 21 2020 12:00 AM

Ellen always had a smile and kind words. She touched a lot of lives.
My deepest sympathies to the family.
BJ Voytko

Betty Jo Voytko Mar 21 2020 12:00 AM

Worked with Ellen in lab before she took over gift shop. Great person, sweet personality! My deepest sympathy to Gail and family.

Marcia O'Neal Mar 20 2020 12:00 AM

Gail and kids, family...our hearts goes out to you all. God bless! We will be keeping you all in our prayers and will be missing Ellen and her sweet presence.

Sue and Rick Arkels Mar 19 2020 12:00 AM

Ellen is one of the first people I met when I came to Park Church. She is going to be sorely missed.

Tina Derossett Mar 18 2020 12:00 AM

Heaven gained a beautiful smiling angel. So sorry for your loss of a sister to the McGuires and to the Rapp family.

Sally Timm Pelszynski Mar 18 2020 12:00 AM

To the family my most sincere and heartfelt sympathy to all of you . May God guide the family thru this difficult time . She did so much for the community .

David L. Gahm Mar 18 2020 12:00 AM

My heart breaks upon reading this! What a dear friend and Angel of All. I remember the day she got engaged to the love of her life! The years of happiness in raising her children and loving her grandchildren. She was an inspiration to every life she touched. Please know we send our deepest sympathies and love to Gail, Katy, Steve, Emily and families. She was one in a million! Our prayers and hugs to you all.

The Weld Family Mar 18 2020 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I will truly miss her jovial personality during the holidays when we shop, go to lunch and then wrap presents for Zonta.

Susan Trammel Mar 18 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Ellen Rapp

Debbie Kling Mar 18 2020 12:00 AM

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