Townsend Ellen Jane, 85, of Decatur, IL, died 9:10 pm Fri. (Aug. 9, 2002) in Decatur Memorial Hospital. Service 10:30 am Wednesday in Dawson & Wikoff Colonial Chapel North, Decatur, with visitation 6 to 8 pm Tuesday. Memorials: Visiting Nurse Association. Mrs. Townsend was born Sept. 15, 1916 in LaCrosse, WI, the daughter of Henry & Othelia Munson Affeldt. She was a homemaker and mother. She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church. She married Roy Chester Townsend on June 3, 1939. Surviving are her husband; sons, Brian R. Townsend & wife Sue of Decatur, Richard C. Townsend & wife Mary of Minneapolis; grandchildren, Tyler Townsend & wife Teresa, Alicia, Marcy and Andrew Townsend; great-grandchildren, Cameron and Christian Townsend; sister, Pat Blanchard & husband Wayne of LaCrosse, WI; nieces & nephews, Nancy Goyette, Jeff, David and Steven Blanchard and William Zimmerman, all of LaCrosse, Roland Zimmerman of Nashville, TN. Preceded in death by her sister, Dorothea Zimmerman.

Published on August 13, 2002

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