Ellen Milam, 82, of Poteau died Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Ellen was born Sept. 10, 1928, a twin and one of 14 children to Minnie Lewis. In her younger years she enjoyed playing basketball, tennis, and bowling. Ellen worked along side her husband of over 50 years, Norman Dale Milam, owner/operator of the Poteau City Shoe Market. She enjoyed teaching Sunday school and was a member of the Poteau First Baptist Church.
Ellen was preceded in death by her husband; her mother; and her father- and mother-in-law Frank S. Milam and Alla L. Milam. Ellen is survived by her twin sister Helen Lewis of Poteau now living in Fort Smith, Ark., sister Betty Markovitz of Fullerton, Calif.; two brothers, James R. Lewis and George H. Lewis both of Nevada; a son, Terry Joe Milam of Poteau; a niece, Betty Ann Rodgers of Poteau; a granddaughter, Karen Page Patrow and grandson-in-law James D. Patrow both of Phoenix, Ariz.; a grandson, Christopher A. Milam and his wife Michelle Milam of Iowa, a grandson Scott A. Milam of South Carolina; four great-grandchildren, Savannah P. Milam, Colton J. Patrow, Christian A. Patrow and Scarlett R. Patrow; numerous friends and loved ones.
Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 17, at Poteau First Baptist Church with The Rev. Phil McGehee officiating. A reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.
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Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.