Ellen Anne Gidner

Ellen Anne Gidner, a very humble and caring lady, died December 4, 2019, at the age of 90.  Born October 17, 1929 in Jackson to Lyle and Anna (Whiting) Hartley, she graduated from Holt High School in 1946. She married Keith Gidner in 1951, and together they created a legacy of love and caring for others. Ellen was very proud of her 28 years as an employee at Eaton Federal Bank, starting as a teller and retiring from the accounting department as a bookkeeper.  After retirement, Ellen and Keith were very busy, camping with friends in the summer and winters in Texas. Never one to complain, Ellen was very easy to get along with and made many friends over the years. She was very proud of her family and loved spending time with them, making every event special and full of love.
Ellen is survived by her husband of 68 years, Keith; children David Gidner, Cindy (Gary) Sabo, and Brian Gidner; grandchildren, Jessica, Lindsay, Julia, Jill, Josie, Cody, and Connor; and 6 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her sisters, Janice and Esther.
Friends are encouraged to support Ellen’s family. Funeral services are Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 11 a.m. at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte with Pastor Gary Wales officiating. Visitation is Friday, December 6, 2019, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Lawrence Avenue United Methodist Church. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories of Ellen on her Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.