Ellen M. Rachkus
Ellen M. Rachkus, 85, of Oviedo, FL, formerly of Springfield, died on Thursday, October 25, 2018 in Orlando. She was born on December 18, 1932 in Springfield to Alexander and Ellen (Clusker) Cummings. She married Julius “Charlie” “Jule” Rachkus on August 22, 1959 and he preceded her in death on June 16, 2017.
Also preceding her in death are her parents, three brothers, William, Anthony, and Francis Cummings and one sister, Mary A. Barlow.
She is survived by two daughters, Regina (Jeff) Jackman of Springfield and Laurie Ann (Kevin) Uttich of Oviedo, FL; and five grandchildren: Jake, Katrina, John, Zack, and Cody.
Ellen was a resident of Springfield since 1998 and prior living in Jacksonville for twenty eight years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and was once a teacher and part-time accountant.
Visitation: 5-7 pm, Sunday, November 4, 2018 at Staab Funeral Home Springfield. Prayers and rosary will be held at 5 pm.
Funeral Mass: 10 am, Monday, November 5, 2018 at Sacred Heart Church with Reverend Kevin Mann officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital or charity of donor’s choice.