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Ellen Marie Kluepfel, 70, successful business owner who traveled the world

Ellen Marie Kluepfel
Ellen Marie Kluepfel

KURE BEACH — Ellen Marie Kluepfel, 70, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, after an unexpected illness. She was born Dec. 5, 1948, in Brooklyn, New York. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Cherie Lee DuBois.

She is survived by her husband, Doug Kluepfel of Kure Beach; loving daughter, Ashlee Jade Burke of Kure Beach; stepsons, David and Douglas Kluepfel of New York; stepdaughter, Deanna Kluepfel; granddaughters, Cassandra and Chelsea Kluepfel; grandsons, Cole Kluepfel and Christopher DuBois; sister, Janet Hartmann of Albany, New York; niece, Ellen Strazzeri of Boca Raton, Florida; cousin, Joan Stollberger of Baiting Hallow, New York; and fur-babies, Benjamin and Mia.

Ellen was a very successful business owner, having owned and operated Paris All Boutique, Long Island, for several years, traveling to Paris for all of the latest fashions and trends.

She loved taking care of many things including gardening, her animals, as well as traveling all over the world. She loved the beach, but more than anything, she loved her family with such devotion in her enormous, loving heart. She also lived life to the fullest, and made everyone smile and laugh with her over-the-top, incredible,  astonishing personality.

In lieu of flowers, Ellen’s favorite charities that she contributed to were St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Polycystic Kidney Foundation.

A celebration of life service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 26, at Kure Memorial Lutheran Church, 117 N. 3rd Ave., Kure Beach. Pastor Dan Keck will officiate the service.

Share online condolences with the family at Andrews Mortuary & Crematory.

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