Ella Mae Earls Goings, 85, of Patriot, Indiana, died Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021, at the Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.

She was born on Oct. 9, 1935, in Cincinnati, to John David and Lena Marie Meyers Earls. She was raised in Cincinnati and attended school there. She was employed in housekeeping for various hotels and was a waitress in Billings, Montana. She also helped pick apples from Billings to Tacoma, Washington, and was manager of an apartment building in Billings. She enjoyed listening to music, watching soap operas and dancing.

Survivors include her children, Teddy “TJ” Staggs, Annie Morrow, George Staggs, Teresa Staggs and Tina Staggs; her sister, Eileen Miracle of Patriot, Indiana; her brother, James Earls of Lebanon, Ohio; her niece and caregiver, Teresa Earls of Patriot; and 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her daughters, Lisa Staggs and Vickie Staggs; and her brothers and sisters, Norman Earls, John David Earls, Albert Earls, Loretta Teal, Margaret Busch, Geneva Earls, Patricia “Pat” Bohannon.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of service Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice through the funeral home or online, www.haskellandmorrison.com.