Ellen Jean McSpadden


Ellen Jean McSpadden, 94, of Cleveland, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023.

She was born on Dec. 29, 1928, to the late Oscar George Rogers and Hallie Allorah Friar Rogers, in Chattanooga.

Ellen Jean was a faithful member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and the Agape Sunday School Class at Wesley Memorial. She proudly served with the church mission projects. Ellen Jean retired from Central Service Association. She was a 1947 graduate of BCHS and a lifelong fan/supporter of BCHS sports. Ellen Jean was recently inducted into the Bradley County Sports Hall of Fame. She enjoyed attending events with her great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, to whom she was married for more than 57 years, Julian Henry McSpadden; sister, Mary Elizabeth Rogers Moore; brothers, Edward Leighton Rogers and Tommy Rogers; and nieces and nephews, Alice Ayers Rogers, George Calvin Rogers and Bobby Wayne Rogers.

She is survived by her sister, Martha Sue Rogers Brown; nieces and nephews, Sarah Katherine Brown Ownby, Allorah Lee Rogers Duke, James Leighton Rogers, Donald Ray Rogers, Glen Edward Rogers, William Stephen Rogers and Daniel Lee Moore; more than 20 great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great-nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2023, at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, 3405 Peerless Road NW, Cleveland, TN 37312.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday at the church with Pastor Chris Rouse officiating.

Burial will be held at Sunset Memorial Gardens with pallbearers, Stephen Ownby, David Ownby, Glen Rogers, James Rogers, Brandon Nations and Todd Torbett. Honorary pallbearers will be Agape Sunday School Class at Wesley Memorial United Methodist; Bryan Ownby; nurses at Garden Plaza; Daniel Moore, Donald Rogers, William Rogers, Randall Ownby and Billy Duke.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Henry McSpadden Mission Fund c/o Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church.



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