Absent from the body, present with the Lord. On April 9, 2021, Ellen L. (nee Apgar), age 74, of Pitman, NJ, passed away. She was the beloved wife of Rev. Stephen A. Eckardt and the devoted mother of Elizabeth, Stephen, and Rebecca Eckardt. Ellen was predeceased by her parents, Walter and Hazel Apgar. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Edward Apgar, and Robert Apgar.
Ellen graduated from Northeastern Collegiate Bible Institute in Essex Fells, NJ. She was a Crossing Guard for the Pitman Police Department. Ellen was a loving Pastor’s wife for 51 years, always helping with the ministry at the church. Every holiday she made over 200 homemade pumpkin bread gifts for neighbors, church members, and friends. She was always stepping up to share her faith with people at the ShopRite Store in Glassboro, NJ.
The visitation will be held on Sunday, April 18, 2021 from 10-11:00 AM at the Mount Ephraim Baptist Church, 25 South Black Horse Pike, Mount Ephraim, NJ 08059. The memorial service will follow at 11:00 AM at the church.
Interment will be private at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements under the direction of DuBois Funeral Home, 700 South White Horse Pike, Audubon, NJ 08106. Condolences and memories may be shared at DuboisFuneralHome