MOORESVILLE Joan Maddux Ell, 88, of Mooresville, passed away Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Summit Place in Mooresville. She was born May 26, 1931, in Washington Court House, Ohio, to the late Orville Nelson Maddux and Ruth Minton Beair. Mrs. Ell was a graduate of Columbus State College. She was retired from Batelle, where she worked as an Executive Secretary. She was a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Mooresville. Mrs. Ell loved to read, drink coffee, loved her family, God, and her church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Don Ell; son, Richard B. Ell; and brother, Robert B. Maddux. She is survived by her children, Gary Ell (Debra) of Frankenmuth, Mich., Sandra Lown (Jim) of Mooresville; grandchildren, Toby Ell (Hope), Tara Hundley (Brian), Travis Ell (Kristy), Alex Ell (Stacy), Chris Lown, Steven Lown, Emily Lown; six great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Monday, July 22, from 2 to 3 p.m., with services following at 3 p.m., at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. David Keck officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Mark's Lutheran Church, 454 Fieldstone Rd., Mooresville, NC 28115; or Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County, 2347 Simonton Rd., Statesville, NC 28625. Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Ell family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.