Ellen Dail Stonecypher

August 17, 1933 ~ June 28, 2020 (age 86)


Ellen Ann Dail Stonecypher, 86 passed away on June 28, 2020 at her residence in Chehalis, Washington.  She was born the oldest of six children in Chinquapin, North Carolina, August 17, 1933, to parents Martin and Emily Dail Lanier.  

She graduated Chinquapin High School in 1951, and James Walker School of Nursing of Wilmington, NC in 1954.   She was a Registered Nurse for over 40 years.

She married Dr. Roy W. Stonecypher in 1954 and they raised three children.  Ellen traveled throughout the United States and lived in Georgia, Oklahoma, and Washington State and settled in Lewis County twice.  The first time on Curtis Hill in Adna and after living in North Carolina resettled in Chehalis.  She was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church and helped with many activities.  She was also active in P.E.O., bridge, glass, and doll clubs.  She was an antique dealer and operated a booth at Centralia Square Antique Mall.  Her antique collection ranged far and her knowledgeable presentations included dolls, glassware, and pottery.

Her husband preceded her along with a sister, Grace D. Rouse, brothers Terry and Wayne Dail.  She is survived by a brother Gene (Connie) Dail of Goldsboro NC, a sister Emily Sue (Milo) Pickett of Hampstead NC, children; Tom (Darlene) Stonecypher of McKenna WA, Mary (Chris) Howell of Kingston WA,  and Wes (Pam) Stonecypher of Umatilla Oregon; 7 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Ellen will be greatly missed by many who knew and loved her.  A gentle Southern Lady that made tea parties with grandchildren fun and remembered by all.  She is at peace hosting parties with the angels.

With Covid19 a concern, a very small family grave side service is planned July 18th at Claquato Cemetery. Her family would like to thank all the caregivers, especially Mary Stanton and all the staff at Woodland Village retirement community. 

In Lieu of flowers, suggested memorials to; Westminster Investment in Youth Fund, P.O. Box 710 Chehalis, WA 98532




















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