Ella Jane Gossen
Submitted by Edgar on Wed, 08/27/2014 - 11:55am
Funeral services for Ella Jane Gossen, 82, Corn resident, were held Tuesday, August 26, 2014, in the Corn Mennonite Brethren Church, officiated by Rev. Tim Sandy and Rev. Ken Gardner. Burial concluded in the Corn
Cemetery, under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. Ella Jane Gossen was born April 3, 1932, to Abraham and Martha (Kliewer) Epp in Isabella, Oklahoma, and passed away Saturday morning, August
23, 2014, in the Weatherford Regional Hospital in Weatherford, Oklahoma. She was raised in Isabella, Oklahoma, and received her schooling there through the eighth grade. Ella moved to Corn, Oklahoma, where she attended and graduated from Corn Bible Academy in 1950. She worked as a waitress at Tena’s Café and she also did mission work in South Texas. Ella married Jacob Gossen on December 28, 1951, in Fairview, Oklahoma. They made their home in Corn, wh re they engaged in a farming operation including a dairy. They also had a custom harvesting operation which extended from Texas, to the Canadian Border. She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Donald Epp and Wilbur Epp and a sister, Francis Schmidt Fox. Ella was a longtime faithful and active member of the Corn Mennonite Brethren Church. She has served in many capacities in the church including being a Sunday school teacher and was a pioneer in the development of the Wednesday night fellowship meals, and together with Jacob, they served as a deacon couple for 35 years. She loved to cook, enjoyed reading, collecting dolls and bells, cake decorating and enjoyed working puzzles. Ella was also a member of the Ladies Auxiliary with Corn Bible Academy. She is survived by her husband, Jacob, of the home, four sons, Kervin Gossen and wife, Rhonda, of Weatherford, Oklahoma, Carey Gossen and wife, Nettie, of Morton, Illinois, Kenton Gossen and wife, Annette, and Kim Gossen and wife, LeAnn, all of Corn, Oklahoma; a sister, Evelyn Pauls, of Okeene, Oklahoma, and brother Marvin Epp and wife, Charlene, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Ella is also survived by ten grandchildren, Cameron Gossen and wife, Sh’Ree, of Cypress,
Texas, Kelly Waters and husband, Brandon, of Mustang, Oklahoma, Jerod Lundy and wife, Noel, of Yukon, Oklahoma, Heath Gossen and wife, Joye Beth, of Hydro, Oklahoma, Cheryl Pridey and husband, Derek, of Oberlin, Kansas, Alysia Yoder and husband, Scott, of Hillsboro, Kansas, Allison Flaming and husband, Aaron, of Bessie, Oklahoma, Reid Gossen and wife, Morgan, of Moore, Oklahoma, Lane Gossen and wife, Stephanie, of Hobart, Oklahoma and Pate Gossen, of Corn, Oklahoma, and 11 great-grandchildren, Emarie Gossen, Kasidy Gossen, Ella Gossen, Barrett Waters, Gage Gossen, Zoye Gossen, Chelidy Pridey, Jedidiah Pridey, Viley Pridey, Kale Flaming and Elijah Gossen.
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