Ellenore Stephens Bath

August 28, 1929 - November 1, 2017
Ellenore Stephens Bath


Ellenore Stephens Bath, born August 28, 1929, of Wilmington, NC, formerly of Indiana, PA, passed away on November 1, 2017 at Brightmore Commons in Wilmington. She was surrounded by her children and daughter-in-law.
She was the daughter of William C. Stephens and Elizabeth Watt Stephens of Indiana, PA. She married John R. (Jack) Bath on October 4, 1947.
Ellenore spent many years involved in the music ministry at Grace United Methodist Church in Indiana. She was the Church secretary for several years and was the director of music for 30 plus years. She officially retired as music director in September 1990, but was called back to direct the choir in 2002 and did so for several more years. She was moved to North Carolina in 2014 to be near her family. She had a strong Christian Faith and always had a smile and kind words for everyone.
She is survived by her daughter, Suzanne Hernandez of Leland, her son James and wife Judy of Leland, 2 grandsons, Justin Bath of Pittsburgh, PA, Jeremy Bath (Greg), Ft. Lauderdale, FL, step-grandsons, Nathan Irvin (Shannon) Hollywood, MD, Jesse Irvin (Colleen), Mt. Airy MD, half sister, Nancy Stephens Donatelli (James) New Wilmington, PA, and 5 step-great-grandchildren in Maryland.
She was preceded in death by her husband John R. (Jack) Bath, infant son Larry Robert, her sister Adele Peters, and her parents.
A memorial service will be held in Indiana, PA at a later date with interment in Oakland Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Liberty Hospice Services, 2550 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403
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  • November 07, 2017
    Roger Stephens says:
    Ellenore along with Adele were my favorite cousins. When I was in the second grade they drove me to the second grade at the Indiana State Teachers College. We lived on the Stephens Hill Top Diary Farm for a year while my father Ira Stephens was in Europe during World War II. I admired both cousins and will always remember how kind they were to me.