Ellen Jane Matulis, 71, of Jenkins Twp., passed away on Friday, December 16, 2022, at her home surrounded by her family. She and her husband, Michael Matulis, celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on February 14, 2022.
Born in Wilkes-Barre, she was a daughter of the late Calman and Iona Davis Baggs. Ellen Jane was the matriarch of her family. She cherished family and traditions and always hosted the holiday gatherings. She kept a meticulous home, especially when it came to her curtains. She was the caregiver and go to person, who always put everyone else first. She will be missed by all.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Jacquelynn Yagloski Backus and husband William, Jr., Parrish, Fla.; grandchildren, Samantha Backus Lentz and husband, James; Shelby Backus and Ian Backus; great grandson, Austin Lentz; brother, William Baggs and wife, Janet, Mountain Top; sister-in-law, Christine Hindmarsh and her husband, John, Port Griffith; lifelong friend, Natalie Sack; a niece and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Calman Baggs and sister, Marion Stempleski.
Funeral services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Baloga Funeral Home, Inc. 1201 Main Street, Pittston (Port Griffith).