Ellen S. Lyons, 55, of Bethalto, passed away at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at Alton Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Wood River on Jan. 20, 1959, daughter of George W. Robinson and Joanne (Criteser) Robinson.
On July 26, 1980, she married Patrick “Pat” J. Lyons. He survives.
Ellen was a Medical Technician for many years. She was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and volunteered at the school’s library for more than 20 years. She was also a member of Bethalto’s Planning Commission for more than five years. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and spending time with her family and friends, especially her granddaughter Evelyn.
She is survived by her mother, husband, and two daughters and sons-in-law, Laura and Luke McKenney of Wood River, and Jill and Robert Pampel of St. Louis; a granddaughter, Evelyn Kate Pampel; one sister and brother-in-law, Cathy and David Zumbaum of Bethalto; and a brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Susie Robinson of Scottsdale, Ariz.
She was preceded in death by her father.
In celebration of her life, visitation will be from 4 p.m. until services at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Bethalto, with Pastor Willard Meyer officiating.
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society for ovarian cancer research.
Online condolences and guestbook may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.