Ellen Clare Stein

March 13, 1932February 9, 2020

Ellen Sharits Stein went to be with the Lord February 9, 2020. She was born March 13, 1932 in Birmingham, Al. Ellen is survived by her loving husband, Dave, of 59 years. Other survivors include a sister, Dianne Hawes of Fuquay Varina, NC. and a niece, Suzanne Cockrell of Florida. Ellen’s children: William Mark Hatfield Stein (Diane) of Smith’s Station, Al. Susan Fair (Mark) of Montgomery, Al. and Beth Tomasson (Mark) of Wetumpka, Al. Ellen’s loving grandchildren: Chad Stein, Katie Fair, Robby Lockhart, Taylor Lockhart, and Eric Stein. Great grandchildren: Caden Lockhart, Dean Stein, Lailah Lockhart, Ridge Lockhart and Athena Stein. Ellen graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in 1950 and went on to graduate with honors as an R.N. from St. Margaret’s School of Nursing in 1954. She loved to partner with her husband in tennis matches, Duplicate Bridge and in crewing for him in sailing races at Lake Martin. Quilting and scrapbooking were her hobbies. Ellen was an active member of Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church, the Joy Sunday school class and the Maxine Beck UMW circle. She established Frazer’s “Walk Thru Library” and worked in that ministry until her death. She also started RIMS (RVers In Mission Service) which became Chapter 17 of National United Methodist Campers and a member of Frazer’s Disaster Response Team. She also volunteered to teach Mother and Baby Classes for the Red Cross and was a Girl Scout Leader. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Frazer Memorial United Methodist Church on Friday, February 14, 2020. Visitation with the family will be held in the Chapel from 9 to 10. Service begins at 10 with graveside services to follow at Greenwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Sav-A-Life or Frazer Library in loving memory of Ellen Sharits Stein.


  • viewing Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 14, 2020
  • Burial Friday, February 14, 2020


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Robby Lockhart

February 12, 2020

My memaw meant the world to me! We used to sit there on the weekends and play cards and board games for hours after helping pine straw the yard or washing the RV. On Sunday morning we would get up early and eat breakfast and head to Frazier for church and sunday school. After church we would stop by McDonalds to grab a bite to eat before heading home. I’m going to miss you memaw! I love you!