Janella J. Ell, 96, of Bennet, passed away October 6, 2023. She was born on July 28, 1927, in Cheney, NE to Frank and Grace (Conradi) Kolder. Janella was a steadfast pillar in Bennet, Nebraska, where she lived most of her life. She was a beacon of dedication, not only in her committed pursuits of gardening, canning, and baking but also in her devotion to her family and community.\n\nJanella was a cherished member of the Bennet Community Church, where her generous spirit was a testament to her faith. She was renowned for her delightful pies and bread, which she baked with love and shared generously with all. A master at the game of Domino's and an avid card player, Janella's competitive spirit and love for these pastimes were infectious, making every game a memorable event filled with laughter and camaraderie. Above all, Janella's life was enriched by the joy and love she found in her family. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the apples of her eye, and she cherished every moment spent with them, creating memories that will be treasured forever.\n\nVisitation will be Tuesday, October 10, 2023, from 5-8 PM at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home, 5200 R Street.\n\nGraveside service will be held 11 AM Wednesday, October 11, 2023, at Lincoln Memorial Park, 6800 S 14th Street. \n\nShe is survived by her children, Denise (Randall) Hill, Wilcox, NE, Delise Hauschild, Ashland, NE, Beverly (Jerry) Placzek, Lincoln, Rodney Ell, Spirit Lake, ID; grandchildren, David, Janene Hill, Kyle (Kelli) Hauschild, Kellie Hauschild, Brandon (Rachel) Ell, Nathan Ell; great-grandchildren, Andrew Hill, Brysen, Lathyn, Kaya, Keira Hauschild, Rylan Davison; sister-in-law, Pat Kolder; brother-in-law, Melvin Ell.\n\nPreceded in death by parents, Frank (Grace) Kolder; husband, Marion Ell; twin sister, Wydella Deden; brothers, Andrew, Eugene, Warren Kolder; son-in-law, Terry Hauschild.\n\nIn lieu of flowers please direct memorials to Bennet Community Church, Bennet, NE.