Ellen Marie Doane, 74, of Frederick, passed away on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at Frederick Health Hospital with her husband of 50 years Robert Doane by her side. Born on August 15, 1946, she was the daughter of the late James McWilliams and Mary Krah McWilliams of New Castle, PA.
In her early years, Ellen was a Montgomery County Public School teacher. This was a job she loved, but after relocating to Johnstown, Pennsylvania she chose to give up teaching to stay home and raise her two daughters. As a mother, Ellen was an active member of her community in Johnstown teaching Sunday school, participating in all the girls’ school events, and giving of her time to others.
Ellen later worked for LaPetite in Frederick, Maryland as a teacher, and then a Director. She also spent many years working for the State of Maryland as a Child Care Licensing Specialist until her retirement. Ellen was an active member in her church community until her stroke in 2016, serving as a lector and organizing Grandma’s Attic for the church’s country fair.
Ellen loved her husband, her girls, her boys (the girls’ husbands) and especially her five grandchildren. Ellen found so much pride in being a full time loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was patient, kind, and generous and had a beautiful heart and soul. Ellen was a beloved friend and sister and will be missed dearly by many.
She is survived by her husband, Robert (Bob) Doane, daughter and son-in-law Jessica and James Study, daughter and son-in-law Amy and Kyle Neubauer, grandchildren Steph and Courtney Study, Nathan, Garrett and Emma Neubauer. She is also survived by her sister Mary Jane McWilliams, brother-in-law John Jones, brother James McWilliams, and sister Janet Metz. She is preceded in death by her parents, brother, Robert McWilliams, and her nephew, Sgt. David James Smith, USMC.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to St. Joseph-on-Carrollton Manor Catholic Church, 5843 Manor Woods Road, Frederick, MD 21703.
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