Ellamae Mangels

September 30, 1937 ~ July 24, 2018 (age 80)

Ellamae Mangels, 80, of Inverness, Florida and formerly of Davenport, passed away on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at Senior Star in Davenport.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 30, 2018 at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home in Bettendorf.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to services on Monday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to the Quad-Cities Center for Active Seniors in Davenport.

Ellamae was born September 30, 1937 in Muscatine, Iowa, the daughter of Herman & Vera (Jones) Sissel and was a graduate of Durant High School.  She was united in marriage to Richard W. “Dick” Mangels in Pleasant Prairie, Iowa on October 5, 1957.

Ellamae was a switchboard operator for many years, first with Northwestern Bell and later with AT&T, retiring in April of 2000.

She enjoyed sewing and was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed walking daily for many years.  A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she will be remembered fondly by her family.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Dick; her daughters and sons-in-law, Diane & Chris Johnson of Davenport and Denise & Steve Rusk of Bettendorf; her grandsons, Brandon Reyes of Bettendorf and Tyler (Ambrea) Reyes of Rolla, Missouri; and her great-granddaughter, Sofia.

Ellamae was preceded in death by her parents; and her sister, Joyce Estabrook-Voelpel.

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