Ellon Clara Urbahns (nee Taylor) finished her earthly service to our Lord on Thursday, November 23, 2023. She passed away peacefully in her home with her immediate family by her side. Ellon was the eldest of five children born to James and Mary Taylor on June 6, 1949 in Kansas City, Kansas. She graduated from Hammond Tech High School in Hammond, Indiana in 1967. Later, Ellon attended Davenport College and graduated with highest honors receiving a certificate in Billing and Coding. Ellon was very proud of this accomplishment. Her daughter Jessica graduated on the same day as Ellon.
Ellon worked in the healthcare field for 30 years as a contract analysis for CNA in downtown Chicago. She spent the last 5 years working in markets.
Ellon enjoyed spending time with friends and family, but the most important thing in her life was her relationship with her Savior and her family. She especially loved spending time with her family as well as reading, crocheting, traveling, and doing crafts. Mrs. Urbahns was a member of the Open Bible Church and will be remembered for her huge heart and love of others. Many people adopted her into their family and called her Mom, Granny, or Grandma Ellon.
Ellon is survived by her daughter Jessica (Doug) Hayes and grandchildren Kyle (Brittany) Taylor, Emily Taylor, and Jack Hayes. She is also survived by her brother John (Mary) Taylor, many cousins, nieces, and nephews, and extended family. When Ellon married the love of her life, Allan Urbahns, she gained 5 stepchildren. (Teri, Michael, Nancy, Charlene, and Brian) She also had an additional 14 grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ellon was preceded in death by her husband Allen, her parents James and Mary Taylor, sisters Mary Lou Taylor and Mafalda Brown as well as her brother Travis Taylor.
A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at the Open Bible Church at 1401 Porter Avenue, Chesterton, IN from 11-1 pm. At 1:00 pm Pastor Larry Starett will conduct a service. A luncheon will follow the service.