Ella Mae Ostien

October 23, 1929November 30, 2018

Ella Mae “Ellie” (Mattingly) Hoke-Ostien, 89, passed away at her residence on November 30, 2018, surrounded by her family.

Ellie was born in Indianapolis on October 23, 1929, the daughter of Patrick and Mary Christine (Rhodes) Mattingly.

Mrs. Ostien was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Greencastle. She worked for 12 years as a Group Leader at Motorola in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Ellie had a great love of flowers and birds, and was a very creative person.

Survivors include her husband of 40 years, Tom Ostien; her four children, Terry Hoke, (wife-Rindy), Farmington, Minnesota, Linda Emmert, Columbus, Danielle S. Hoke, (husband-Stora), Indianapolis, and Ken Hoke, Pompano Beach, Florida; seven grandchildren, Ryan Lynette, Jenaye, Charissa, Adalie, Chelsea, and Courtney; twelve Great Grandchildren, Skyler, MacKenzie, Mason, Colton, Riley, Hailey, Adalyn, Briella, Ethan, Breanna, Kira, and Taylor; her best friend, Mary Tesmer; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death her parents; her first husband, Roy Hoke; three brothers, Taylor, James Roy, and Ed Mattingly; three sisters, Katie Lowry, Lola Ann Watts, and Margaret Duvall. Per her family’s wishes cremation will take place at a later date.

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Mary Tesmer

December 10, 2018

How can I ever put into words what your friendship has meant to me. All the laughter and fun we've had over the years; playing cards (Go Fish) and you always winning!!?? You would laugh so hard the neighbors could hear you. I think of the rides we shared driving through the countryside and you anxiously awaiting for us to get to our " usual" farm stops so you could greet every animal; the horses, the goats, the sheep, the ducks. You sure had a gift with the animals. They came running to the fence to see you and after "talking" to them you would proceed to "yodel". (You had a captive audience) They were mesmerised! How I loved the sound of you yodeling as we drove and you trying to teach me. (You eventually gave that up!)I think of the thousands of conversations we had. I think of Tom putting up with our giggling like teenagers (we did a lot of that) We sure had fun "manicure" parties. I never could wear that beautiful shade of pink like you did!!
I wish my dear friend that I could properly articulate what I feel inside. I simply can't. I will always feel it was Divine Providence that brought the two of us together. My life was enriched by knowing you. God knit our hearts together as friends in a very special way. I will always be grateful for that. I love you, "A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck"!