Official Obituary of

Rev. Ellen L. (Loughrin) Purchase

February 25, 1947 ~ November 22, 2022 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Rev. Ellen Purchase Obituary

Rev. Ellen L. Purchase, 75 of Massillon, Ohio passed onto her eternal home on Tuesday, November 22, 2022.

Ellen was born on February 25, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Eugene and Elizabeth (Hart) Loughrin.  She was called to the ministry and was affiliated with the East Ohio Conference of United Methodist Church. She had served churches in Zanesville, Utica, Galena, Fredericktown, Chippewa Lake, Cambridge, Braceville and Bucyrus, Ohio.

In 1969, Ellen earned a music degree in organ/piano from Millikin University in Decatur, IL.  She taught grade school music classes for two years before leaving for New Jersey to finish her master’s degree from Princeton Seminary in 1976. Her love of music lead to publishing several Choral music selections in the 1990’s.

Ellen was an awesome mom and very proud Grammy..

She will be greatly missed by her children, Thomas Purchase, III (Renae) and Adrienne Gonzales (Donald) and granddaughter, Elena Gonzales.

She is also survived by a brother- Craig Loughrin (Teresa Yang)

Following Ellen’s wishes, cremation has taken place.

Friends and family are invited to a Celebration of Life Service to be held Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the Christ Presbyterian Church, 530 Tuscarawas St., West, Canton, Ohio 44702.

The Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City, OH has the honor of serving Ellen’s family.

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