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Ellen Naomi Wargo

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The beautiful soul and spirit of Ellen Naomi Wargo passed quickly over to the side of Heaven on Tuesday, February 26th, 2019 in Surprise, Arizona. Ellen Naomi Stubble was born on a farm in New Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on September 3rd, 1932, to the late Annabelle Stubble. Survived by a loving sister, Claudette (Sanzotti), an addition to the family soon afterwards. She was a devoted wife to J. Louis (Lou) Wargo, husband of 67 years who survives her with beloved companion, Holly. High school sweethearts they married on September 11, 1951.

Family always came first. A loving mother of six children, Kathy Montana, Lu Ann Chillemi, Colette Wargo, Jeffrey Wargo, Kerry Asante and Robyn Wargo. She loved and cherished her grandchildren, Brooke Marocco, Lake Liebenberg-Battles, Micaela Wargo, Kaeti Wargo, Jonah Kahlil and Alexi Vargas; great-grandchildren, Annabelle and Charlize Marocco and Gwendolyn Battles; two sons-in-law and two daughters-in-law also survive.

Ellen was raised in the small towns of Western Pennsylvania, where she developed a love of the country side, horses and country way of living.

She is cherished in the hearts of many. Touching others thru her love, generosity and acts of kindness, from welcoming new neighbors, cooking meals to opening up her home to all.

Her streak of adventure and independence took her on many solo trips across the United States to visit her children from California, Boston, Texas, Arizona, Illinois and Kansas. With her continued energy and perseverance, she pursued running, leading to age group medals in several races. Colon cancer put running to a stop, however her interests and energy extended to a love of garage sales. Always on the hunt for a new one or to have one herself.

Forever being a force of love to her family and friends, consoling, helping and encouraging others.

Ellen came into this life a tiny soul, however her large spirit changed the lives of many to never be the same, but to be even better. Always strive to be better than you were the day before.

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