Ellen Sanelma Gee 87, of Conneaut, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on March 4, 2022, in Columbus, OH. She was born on March 22, 1934, to Alexander and Tyyne (Tuomisto) Orrenmaa.
She was a 1952 graduate of Rowe High School and worked most of her life in banking, retiring from Key Bank in March of 1996.
Ellen’s faith and Finnish heritage were very important to her. She was baptized, confirmed, and married at the Finnish Evangelical Lutheran Church in Conneaut. She was active in the Abiding Memorial, Altar Guild, Eucharist Ministry and Operation Christmas Child at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Conneaut, and the Finnish American Heritage Association. She was so happy to have been able to travel to Finland twice to meet and visit with relatives.
Ellen enjoyed flower gardening, cooking and baking delicious pies, but most of all she loved to spend time with her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren no matter how far she might have to travel to see them.
She is survived by her devoted and loving husband of 68 years Alfred Gee of Conneaut and children Brenda (John) Griesser of Easton, PA, Bradley (Becky) Gee of Pickerington, OH, Julie Gee (Michael Adams) of Athens, OH and Kevin Gee of Columbus, OH. Grandchildren; Amanda Wilkins (Josh) of Lancaster, PA, Aaron Griesser of South Bend, IN, Seth Gee (Kelsey) of Upper Arlington, OH, Kristen (Aaron) Kettlehake of Columbus, OH, Ashley Gee of Columbus, OH and Melissa Gee of Columbus, OH. Great grandchildren; Quinn Kettlehake, Lincoln Gee and Adalynn Church; and many nieces, nephews and more distant relatives.
Preceding her in death are her parents and siblings Ahti Orrenmaa, Elizabeth Hedrick, Laila (Ernie) Harder, Aino (Henry) Marttala, Elmer (Mary) Orrenmaa, Tapio (Barbara) Orrenmaa and Ralph (Helen) Orrenmaa.
Funeral Service will be 11:00 am, March 10, 2022, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 876 Grove St., Conneaut, OH with Ellen’s son Pastor Bradley Gee of Epiphany Lutheran Church, Pickerington, OH officiating.
Friends may call from 6-9 pm on Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at the Marcy Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut, OH who has been entrusted with arrangements and from 10:00am until the time of the service on Thursday at the church.
Memorial Contributions can be made in Ellen’s memory to the Abiding Memorial fund for Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home as well as the church.
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Abiding Memorial Fund of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
876 Grove St., Conneaut OH 44030