On Friday morning, the 8th of May, Elizabeth Jayne Adelmann slipped from this world into the loving arms of her Savior, Jesus Christ. Ellie would have turned 16 on June 29, 2015. During her short life, her words and actions were marked with a genuine love for people and her infectious smile and brightness. Ellie’s greatest joy was sharing the love Christ had placed in her heart with everyone she met. She shared Christ through all her interests including speech club, ballet, horses, piano, camping and making things beautiful around her. She had an incredible gift for brightening the hardest days with her cheerful smile and treating everyone she knew like they were her favorite person, because each was truly her favorite. Despite her struggles with diabetes and celiac disease, she had an indomitable spirit and an unshakeable faith in the goodness of God. She could often be found singing her favorite hymn “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing”. Her favorite passage of Scripture was Psalm 23. She loved much and trusted easily.
Ellie is survived by her parents, Russ and Sarah Adelmann, her brothers, Will, Tim and Tommy, and her sister Maggie. She is also survived by her loving grandparents James and Lynne Worden, and Bob and Mary Adelmann, each of Colorado Springs. Her aunts and uncles Kelly and Chris Graves, Jennifer and Richard Babcock, Jim and Jennifer Worden, Cheryl Adelmann, Christie Adelmann, and Jeannette Adelmann. And her cousins Cameron Graves, Tristram Babcock, Claire Babcock, and James Worden.
In the end, she suffered from a short, intense struggle with an infection in her brain. We would all like to thank the doctors and nurses at Denver Children’s Hospital for their tireless efforts to preserve her life and for their kindness and honesty throughout the course of her treatment.
Ellie will be dearly missed by so many. We are all blessed to have known Ellie and shared life with her. We look forward to the day when we are all reunited in Christ. Through all of this, He is our only hope and our firm foundation. For those who wish to celebrate Ellie’s life, a visitation will be held at Cappadona Funeral Home, 1020 Fillmore Street on Thursday, May 14 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Ellie’s funeral will be held on Friday, May 15th at Village Seven Presbyterian Church at 6:30pm. 4050 Nonchalant Circle, South.
For the same assurance in Heaven that Ellie has, please read the Gospel of John.
Ellie sponsored a child in Ethiopia through World Vision, and in honor of her we are asking people, in leu of flowers, to donate to World Vision in memory of Ellie.