Ella Mae Wuthrich

November 13, 1941May 22, 2019

Ella Mae Wuthrich went to Heaven to be with her Lord on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at AdventHealth Hospital in DeLand, Florida at age 77. Ella was born November 13, 1941 to Walter Ogle and Louisa Moore Ogle in Sevierville, Tennessee and moved with her family to DeBary, Florida when she was 10 years old. Ella graduated from business school and went to work in Orlando as a secretary. Ella was challenged to accept Christ as her Savior through the ministry of First Baptist Church in DeBary and followed God’s leading to join New Tribes Mission in Sanford, Florida to serve as a bookkeeper in 1987. Ella married Virgil Wuthrich in June of 2000 and together they continued with New Tribes until their retirement in 2012. Ella was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Louisa Ogle, and two siblings, Ralph Ogle and Grace Coppen. She is survived by her husband, Virgil Wuthrich, and two siblings, Ivan Ogle and Faye Kloppenberg, and nieces and a nephew. Visitation for family and friends will be held Friday, May 31, 2019 10:00am to 11:00am at First Baptist Church of DeBary, where funeral services will follow for Ella at 11:00am. Burial with a graveside prayers will be held at Deltona Memorial Gardens. Memorial donations in memory of Ella can be made to First Baptist Church of DeBary, 32 South Shell Road, DeBary, FL 32713.


  • Visitation Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, May 31, 2019


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Emma Roskosky-Marrison

May 30, 2019

Harry and I met Ella and Virgil at First Baptist of DeBary. We began attending there shortly after we moved into our home in 2000. They have been faithful friends & great encouragers to our family. It is hard to believe that Ella is passed on. Up until they moved into the apartment, assisted living, Ella was still calling and checking to see how we were doing. This is while she was having health issues and on oxygen. Ella is truly a treasure and we will miss her dearly. She and Virgil are very dear. Our prayers go out to the family and friends. Ella, you will be missed and always remembered. You are now in perfect peace. Well done, beloved friend. Until we meet again. 1 Corinthians 2:9

Steve Wuthrich

May 27, 2019

When my Mom died and my Dad was living alone in Florida, we were concerned about him and how he was doing. Once he married Ella we were confident that he was in good hands and the active concern was no longer on our minds. We watched Ella love our Dad and walk with him for almost nineteen years of marriage. She was his faithful companion in sickness and in health. At different times when Dad had to be in the hospital Ella would stay with him overnight. As he aged and their lifestyle changed, Ella remained content and faithful.

Ella had a faith in God that was real. In this last year as her own health was failing she fought to cling to God and work through the terror of the unknown. She testified that she saw God continuing to work in her even through the health issues so that she would be more dependent on Him and that in the midst of the most difficult trial of her life she was growing closer to God along with her husband. She has finished her race and has kept the faith and is now home with God because of her faith in Jesus Christ and his death, burial and resurrection.

Lauren Wuthrich

May 26, 2019

Ella was such a sweet and godly woman. I only met her a couple times and found her so peaceful and kind. I am saddened by the loss of her, but comforted to know she is in Gods presence. I’m thankful for having the chance of meeting Ella and hearing all the wonderful things about her from my husband.