Ellen Pease Sole of Cincinnati died on March 2 after a valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. She dubbed herself Warrior Woman and fought tirelessly with charm, courage, dignity and strength to the very end. She was 70.

She was born in Cincinnati on July 15, 1952, the daughter of the late William Adams and Rachel Warrington Pease. She was a 1970 graduate of Summit Country Day in Cincinnati after spending her earlier high school years at the Westover School in Middlebury, Conn. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in early childhood education. She was a pre-school teacher for nearly two decades. She also served two terms on the local school board, one year as president.

She married her loving husband, Clark Sole, on August 23, 1997.     

Ellen always said her only goal in life was to be a mom, and being a mom was her biggest joy. She raised three marvelous young men and was the best “Mimi” to five wonderful grandchildren.

She was a lifelong member of the Indian Hill Episcopal Presbyterian Church, where she served on vestry session and several committees. She participated in numerous civic organizations, including the Cincinnati Parks Foundation board, the Mercantile Library board and as a Riverfront Parks docent. She formed social committees at several associations, to the lasting benefit of all members to this day.    

Ellen began visiting Martha’s Vineyard as a child with her family and always enjoyed her time here. She eventually settled on Chappaquiddick, and for more than 30 years dearly loved summering there and in Edgartown with her family and her numerous summer friends.  

She enjoyed sailing, golf, skiing, mahjong, croquet, reading, traveling and walking with her many women friends and family. She was a member of The Camargo Club, Cincinnati Country Club, Cincinnati Woman’s Club, The Town Club, the Garden Club of Cincinnati, Indian Hill Garden Club, Chappaquiddick Beach Club, Edgartown Yacht Club, Edgartown Croquet Club, Edgartown Golf Club and the Royal and Ancient Chappaquiddick Links.

Most of all, she had the greatest joy spending time with her immediate family and grandchildren.  

She had a full, vibrant, loving life and was blessed to be part of a large extended family and have an enormous number of friends. She greatly enriched the lives of all those who had the privilege to know her.  

Friends and family described Ellen as fun, adventurous, caring, energetic, direct, cool, thoughtful of others, an absolute treasure, a bright light, a tremendous role model and much loved. She was one of a kind and an inspiration to all. Her endearing laugh will forever live in our hearts and minds.

Ellen is survived by her husband Clark; sons Will Maschmeier of Seattle, Stuart Maschmeier and his wife Victoria of Darien, Conn., and Brooks Maschmeier of Scottsdale, Ariz.; sisters Marjorie Applegate and Alice Wersel, both of Cincinnati, Sally Singh of Boca Raton, Fla., and Susie Leonard of San Diego, Calif.; grandchildren Madelon Maschmeier, Paisley Maschmeier, Caleb Maschmeier, Levi Maschmeier and Sam Maschmeier;  brother in law Gary Sole and his wife Linda of Littleton, Colo.; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by her parents, a sister and three brothers.

Services and interment will be held in Cincinnati on March 17 and 18.  

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cincinnati Parks Foundation, 421 Oak Street, Cincinnati, OH 45219 and the Mercantile Library, 414 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.  

Online condolences can be made at weigelfuneralhome.com.