Ellen Schroeder


Ellen Jean Schroeder, 93; widow of a Great Plains Conference clergy. Born December 16, 1930; died January 3, 2023.

After becoming the widow of the Rev. Ray Blanchard Jr. in 1961, she married the Rev. Dr. Hughes Morris Sr. in 1967. Morris served churches in North Platte and Kearney Faith in the former Nebraska Conference from 1968 to 1978 after previously a clergy in the Oklahoma and Northern Illinois conferences. He died in 1988. Ellen married Dale Schroeder in 1990; he died in 2002.

She worked in the editorial department of the national offices of the Methodist and United Methodist churches.

Survivors include children Rev. Paul Blanchard (Mary Kay), Dr. Evan Blanchard (Wendy) and Carol Blanchard; and stepsons Rev. Hughes Morris, Jr. (Margaret) and Rev. Fred Morris (Argentina).

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 4, 2023, at the Estes Park United Methodist Church, Estes Park, Colorado. Memorials are suggested to Crossroads Ministry of Estes Park: PO Box 3616, Estes Park, CO 80517.

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