Ellen Poff
Ellen Poff

Obituary of Ellen Poff



Ellen Marie Poff (formerly Barnett), age 83, passed away on December 24, 2017 at Lewis Gale Hospital surrounded by family members. She was born October 29, 1934 to Berta Brown and Fred Barnett and lived all her life in Salem, Virginia. Ellen was a graduate of Andrew Lewis High School and married Earl Poff on January 8, 1955. Together, Ellen and Earl had three children. Ellen worked and retired from GE after 32 years in January of 1995.


Ellen was a petite but feisty woman who, as a young lady, loved to roller skate and dance. Her greatest joy was raising and spending time with her children, she also played an important role in the lives of her grandchildren. As her health declined, her husband Earl was a faithful and loving husband, tending to her every need.


Ellen is survived by her husband, Earl; her brother, Jerry Barnett; her children, Patti, Julie, and Eric; six grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.


In lieu of flowers, memorial donations would be appreciated in Ellen’s name to Angels of Assisi Roanoke.


The family will greet friends at Simpson Funeral Home and Crematory, 5160 Peters Creek Road, Roanoke, VA 24019 on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at Simpson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens.


 “Though she be but little, she is fierce!” We will miss you Ellen, (Wife, Sister, Mom, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother).