March 25, 2021
Ellen Helmey Danker, 97, died March 19, 2021 at Effingham Hospital in Georgia.
The Effingham County native was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and was a retired Postmaster. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ward Leroy Helmey and Emma Fetzer Helmey; husband, Eugene Vernon Danker; siblings, Leroy, Ralph, Harley, Walton, George, Jack, Clifford, Hilda, and Minnie Lee.
Survivors include her children, Anthony Danker of Cathlamet, Lucille Leckman of Duluth, MN, and Vernon Danker of Guyton, GA; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Bessie Studier; and several nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, April 17, at Thomas C. Strickland & Sons Funeral Home with memorial services following at 2 p.m. in the funeral home chapel.