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Ellen A. Atkinson

Our beloved Ellen Agnes (Evans) Atkinson passed away peacefully at home on September 19, 2023, surrounded by family.

Daughter of the late Margaret Dougherty Evans and Jackson Cedrick Evans, she was born in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania in 1938 and grew up in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, preceded in death by her twin sister, Thois Evans Keil and her brother Donald J. Evans. Ellen is survived by her husband Edward (Ted) C. Atkinson and her four children: Beth Van Fossen (William), Jeffrey Atkinson (Barbara), Sharon Atkinson (Edward), and Gail Atkinson Acosta (John), ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was a lifetime member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church and attended Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic School (K – 8). In 1956, she graduated from Central Bucks High School in Doylestown where she was a color guard and a member of the Debs Society. She was employed by Bell Telephone (Doylestown location), Bucks County Courthouse, and the U.S. Postal Service as the postmaster of Rushland where she served 24 years. Ellen was the past president of the Buckingham Junior Women's Club and a Bucks County Postmaster association member.

Ellen attended dances at the Albert Atkinson American Legion Post in Doylestown, where she met her husband Ted of 64 years. They married in 1959, built a home on the family farm in Rushland, Pennsylvania, and had four children. She loved gardening, traveling the world with friends, skiing, spending time at the beach, and watching sunsets on the bay and the farm with the love of her life, Ted.  She had a beautiful smile, a quick wit and enjoyed playing Rumikub with her grandchildren.

Her family will receive relatives and friends at 9:30 am on Saturday September 23 at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church, 235 E. State St., Doylestown, PA 18901 followed by a funeral mass at 10:30 am. Burial service immediately following at Wrightstown Friends Cemetery in Wrightstown, Pennsylvania

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ellen’s name may be made to…American Cancer Society, 1818 Market St. Philadelphia PA, 19103

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Service/Memorial Information
  • Morning Visitation

    Saturday, September 23rd, 2023
    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
    235 E. State Street
    Doylestown, PA 18901

  • Funeral Mass

    Saturday, September 23rd, 2023
    10:30 AM

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
    235 E. State Street
    Doylestown, PA 18901

  • Interment

    Saturday, September 23rd, 2023

    Wrightstown Friends Burial Ground
    535 Durham Road
    Wrightstown, PA 18940

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