Ella Greathouse turned 90 on Aug. 29. She was born in Durbin, a daughter of Charles Elmer and Melissa Morgan and is the only surviving member of her immediate family.
She was married for 42 years to Ivan “John” Greathouse, who passed away in March 1982.
She was a cook for many years at several Pocahontas County restaurants. She was the first Green Thumb worker for the Senior Citizens in Upper Pocahontas County.
She worked as an aide for the Play Group at the Durbin Library and retired in 1994 having worked many years as an aide at the Green Bank Library.
She is a member of Bethel United Methodist Church on Back Mountain and has been a resident of the Elkins Manor for 15 years.
She has two children, Dale (deceased) and wife Frances of Durbin and Donna Hommema and husband, Chuck, of Chenoweth Creek Road in Elkins: five grandchildren, Kevin Greathouse and wife, Sharon, Carl Greathouse and wife, Regina, and Donald Greathouse and wife, Wanda, all of Durbin, Michele VanMeter and husband, David, of Kerens and Brian Hommema and wife, Lourie, of Buckhannon; seven great-grandchildren, Fallon, Jenna and Jordan Greathouse of Durbin, Nathan and Nicholas Cooper of Kerens and Brady and Brycen Hommema of Buckhannon.
A surprise family celebration was hosted at the home of her daughter on Chenoweth Creek Road in Elkins.
Cards may be sent to: 100 Tallman Ave., Apartment 306, Elkins, WV 26241.