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Obituary: Ellen Elizabeth Stalego Morrice '74

Funeral services for Ellen E. Morrice, 58, of Granville, will be held at 1:30 P.M., Monday, September 19, 2011 at the Reed-Egan Funeral Home, 141 Green Wave Drive, Newark, OH, with Pastor Tom Myers officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Ellen died at her home on Wednesday, September 14, 2011. She was born in Newark, Ohio on January 13, 1952 to the late Joseph and Rosella (Callahan) Stalego. Ellen attended St. Francis and Newark Catholic High School, graduating in 1970, and then completed her undergraduate studies in 1974 at Antioch College with a BA in anthropology. While there she met her future husband, Bryce, with whom her first date consisted of looking at Saturn and its rings through the telescope on the roof of the Science Building. They married at St. Edwards Church in Granville, Ohio on August 17, 1974. Ellen then received her Master of Arts in anthropology from the University of Cincinnati in 1978. Her master's thesis was on the stylistic evolution of the tombstones at the Granville Old Colony Cemetery. Bryce and Ellen moved from Los Angeles to Granville in 1983. There they raised three children, Megan, Brendan, and Brian. Ellen helped to manage the business side of Bryce's medical practice for many years. Her hobbies included voracious reading, gourmet cooking, gardening, and feeding (literally) hundreds of birds and (figuratively) hundreds of cats. In addition to her husband and children, Ellen is survived by her brother Michael J. Stalego, of Westerville, Ohio. Friends and family may call from 2-5 P.M. on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at the Reed-Egan Funeral Home, 141 Green Wave Drive, Newark