Obituary: Ella Mae Conant, 84, Riverton Twp.

June 5, 2015
Ella Mae Conant

Ella Mae Conant

Ella Mae Conant, aged 84 of Riverton Township, Pentwater passed away after a short but courageous bout with cancer.  Ella Mae was born on September 20, 1930 in Lapeer County, the daughter of William Laverne and Rosellen Rebecca (St. John) Walker and graduated from Lapeer High School with the class of 1947.  On May 19, 1951 she married Joseph Conant at the Hunter’s Creek Church in Lapeer and celebrated 39 years together before Joseph preceded her in death in 1990.  Ella Mae was also preceded in death by her parents, her son Dennis in 1975, an infant daughter, and her sister Marilyn Nicholes.

Ella Mae found great pleasure in the company of her children and was additionally blessed with the title of Grandma and Great-Grandma, often spoiling the grandchildren with her fresh baked cookies or world famous apple crisp.  She enjoyed sewing and embroidery, working in her garden, adding the rare finds to her doll and tea set collections, and looked forward to getting together with extended family.  Ella Mae was also gifted with a beautiful singing voice and sang with the Smith Corners United Methodist Choir and at many weddings.  She now shares her voice with the choir in heaven.

Ella Mae will be lovingly remembered by her children Cathy (David) LaFountain of Bridgeport, TX, Ronald (Ann) Conant of Boerne, TX, Jeffrey (Renee Douglass) Conant, Paul (Kristen) Conant, Renee (James) Lund all of Ludington, her 9 beloved grandchildren and 5 precious great-grandchildren, her brothers and sisters Willis (Marion) Walker of Johannesburg, MI, Nancy (George) Dunham of Harrison, Charles (Laurie) Walker of Denver, CO, Diane Klein of Longmont, CO, and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Ella Mae’s life will take place at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, June 9 at the Stephens Funeral Home in Scottville, with Rev. Gary Ridley officiating.  Burial will take place at Center Riverton Cemetery.  Friends may meet with her family for a time of visitation on Tuesday from 12:00 noon until time of services at the funeral home.  Those who wish to remember Ella Mae with a memorial contribution are asked to consider the American Cancer Society.

Please visit Ella Mae’s personal memory page at to leave a tribute of Ella Mae for her family, or to light a candle in her memory.

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