Ellen J. Schliskey-Ries

Feb. 18, 1920 - May 12, 2006

Ellen Jean Schliskey-Ries, 86, of DeLand, Fla., died Friday, May 12, 2006, at Oak Wood Gardens in DeLand.

Born Feb. 18, 1920, in Detroit, she moved to Florida in 1979 from the Ann Arbor, Mich., area.

She was employed in jewelry sales at Bays Arcade Jewelry store in Ann Arbor until her retirement in 1979. Ellen was a member of the Wednesday afternoon seniors mix league with Thunderbirds Deltona Bowl, Orange City, Fla., and won several medals and trophies in bowling. She enjoyed traveling, crafts and working in the yard.

She is survived by her husband of seven years, Cecil Ries; her children, Thomas E. Schliskey of Ashtabula, Ohio, and Patricia Cahill of Waukesha; four grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren.

Memorials or dedications are appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association, 111 N. Frederick Ave., Suite 100, Daytona, FL 32114.

Services are provided by Deltona Memorial Funeral Home, Orange City, Fla. For more information, call (386) 775-4260 or visit online at