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Ellen “Sue” Kermeen


Ellen “Sue” Kermeen, age 61 of Lowell, passed away peacefully at her home with her family by her side on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Dave; her children, Lonnie (Sarah) Collins, Jeremiah Collins, and Fawn (Luke) Newell, Marty (Sharon) Kermeen Kevin (Becky) Kermeen, and Jon (LeAnn) Kermeen; 16 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister Bonnie (Jim) Gould. Sue was an LPN at Laurels of Kent and Metron of Belding. She was an outstanding mother, grandmother, and an adoring wife. A private service was held by the family.

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  1. Lonnie, Jerimiah , Fawn and Dave; My heart is broken for you. I loved Ellen so much. We really didn’t have any contact the last couple of years, but she was my friend and I will miss her terribly. All my love goes out to you. I will keep you in my prayers.

  2. You were the best nurse! I knew you loved your job. I’m glad I had the chance to work with you. I’m keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

  3. To all of you I do not know in Ellen’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. I have never had a person make such a profound impact on me in such a short time. I only knew Ellen for 8 months. What a great lady. Prayers for you for peace, comfort and strength during this time

  4. My heart hurts for this loss. Ellen’s family is in my thoughts and prayers. She was a coworker of mine, but also became my friend. She was truly an outstanding nurse. She did her job with ease and compassion. She was always understanding and kind. She also talked highly of her family. I’m truly blessed to have known her.

  5. Ellen’s sarcastic sense of humor, her compassion for both her residents and staff made her a great friend and coworker! She was the best gift Metron of Belding had. I miss working with her (and Lonnie & Sarah) My heart breaks for all of you. She was an amazing woman.

  6. I can’t find the words to explain the loss I feel. I had over twenty years of memories with this beautiful person. My heart is broken. Prayers to the family for strength and healing. She will be remembered and loved by the many lives she touched.

  7. This is such a shock!. Thoughts and prayers to the family. She was the best boss a nurse could ask for. Always willing to help, even if it was just taking the time to listen. She will be greatly missed.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss Ellen was an amazing women ,Im so glad I got the privilege of working with her my heart aches for the family my prayers are with you

  9. A wonderful woman who was adored by her coworkers and her residents, which just goes to show you what a big heart she had. So many memories of fun times, hard times and leadership that will be remembered by us all. My heart goes out to all of her family and I thank you for sharing her with us all these years, because Lord knows she spent ENDLESS hours at work. You’re in my thoughts and I hope all of your wonderful memories with her can help ease your pain.

  10. I just don’t have words. I can’t imagine your loss. My heart aches for not only you, but for all of us who love her. RIP my dear, dear mentor and friend.

  11. I can’t imagine the depth of loss you are all experiencing. Take comfort knowing that she is so deeply loved by so many people whose lives she touched. RIP my dear, dear mentor and friend. You have “left the surly bonds of Earth to touch the face of God “.

  12. This is a great loss for us all! She touched so many lives, more than anyone can know! She was a great roll model, I loved working with her! My thoughts and prayers to her family.

  13. Ellen was such a wonderful person and her loss is deeply felt by her work family. Her residents are grieving for her and sharing fond memories. She had such a generous hand and big heart. I will miss her very much.

  14. Dave, Lonnie, Sarah and all of Ellen’s family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Ellen was a wonderful person and co -worker. She was always looking out for her staff and residents and many times she gave me the moral support that I needed and could always make me laugh. We always looked forward to her stuffed mushrooms and her delicious carrot cake at potlucks. Family was always important to Ellen and she was so proud of you. While she is gone much too soon, may memories bring you comfort and she’ll always be close in our hearts.

  15. Words cannot express the loss of a beautiful human being such as Ellen, her heart always full of love and passion for others, she was a great teacher, mentor and a friend. May you all find peace and cherish all our memories we have , we all know she is smiling down on us. She will be deeply missed by many.

  16. A truly amazing woman taken too soon, such a great mentor, teacher, supporter. May you all find peace at this difficult time. She will be missed very much by many. Thank You Ellen for EVERYTHING YOU GAVE!!

  17. There are no words that could ever ease Susie’s (we’ve called her by that since the 80s), family through such heartbreak. She raised 3 amazing kids, worked her butt off to provide for not only her wonderful family, but her residents at both Laurels and Metron. Sue was a strong independent woman with a heart full of love and admiration for her children and grandchildren. Her sense of humor, ability to stay calm during any situation and perseverance to get things done, made life easier, plus provided stability for those around her. When she took you under her wing, you knew everything would be okay and your life would improve because of her sincere care for you and your family. I am so grateful to have had Sue as a friend, have her there for me during a major transition period of my life, voice her concerns when she knew something was not in my best interest and make me snort laugh until my sides were sore.

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