Ella was the fourth child born to Henry and Minna Spulick. She grew up in Maine. She first married Everett Strout in 1915 and they had one child. She later married Robert Lader in 1951. She was an avid gardener and craftperson.
She died in a local nursing home following a long illness.
Her full obituary was published in the Press-Observer of Onondaga County on Jan 22, 1997.