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Ellen (Roper) McDonough, 74, of Ranson, WV passed away peacefully in the care of Reston Hospital Rehabilitation Center on Wednesday, September 2, 2020.  

Ellen was of Baptist Faith.

Born July 16, 1946 in Ranson, WV, she was the daughter of the late Howard M. Roper and Marie E. (Landers) Roper.

Ellen graduated Charles Town High School, class of 1964. She married her high school sweetheart, Charles W. “Bill” McDonough on March 20, 1965.  She worked for the Department of Treasury in Washington, DC for a short period of time.  She retired from Badger Powhatan, Ranson, WV in the Accounting Department.

Ellen is survived by her husband of 55 years, Charles W. “Bill” McDonough, their daughter Jennifer Henry (Scott) of Kearneysville, WV, their son Charles Wm. “Billy” McDonough, II (Diane) of Charles Town, WV, and their only grandson, Matthew Henry of Kearneysville, WV.  She is also survived by a sister, Nancy Kercheval (Bill) of Williamsport, PA, a brother, David Roper of Harpers Ferry, WV, and sister-in-law Barbara “Bobbi” (Hough) Roper of Kearneysville, WV, sister-in-laws Shirley Cheshire (Dave) of Ranson, WV, Hazel Nichols (Nick) of Ranson, WV, and brother-in-law Doug McDonough (Julia) of Ranson, WV, and numerous nieces and nephews, as well as her life-long friend, Donna Burke of Ranson, WV.

She loved her family, especially her grandson Matthew who meant the world to her.

Ellen was preceded in death by her parents Howard M. Roper and Marie E. (Landers) Roper, as well as her sister, Gloria Jean (Roper) Meredith, her brother Howard Stephen “Steve” Roper, nephews Phillip “Phil” W. Turner, and Robert “Robbie” Smallwood, mother-in-law, Arietta (Whittington) McDonough, and brother-in-laws Gary McDonough and Horacio Trujillo-Roper.  

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Interment will be private.  

Arrangements are by Melvin T. Strider Colonial Funeral Home, Ranson, WV.

Please sign the on-line guestbook and view her obituary at www.mtstrider.com.

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