Ella Page, a 22-year-old student and athlete at Cottey College in Nevada, Missouri, died on February 22, 2023, in a tragic accident. she died due to asphyxia from homicidal violence.
A Promising Future Cut Short
Ella Page was born on August 4, 2000, in St. Paul, Minnesota. She was the eldest daughter of Jim and Mary Page, and the big sister of Sajon, Delilah, and Coltrane. She graduated from Byron High School in 2019, where she excelled in academics and sports. She was a cross-country, indoor, and outdoor track athlete who won several awards and honors.
She continued her education and athletic career at Cottey College, where she was a senior majoring in Business Administration and Management. She was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and the P.E.O. organization. She also studied abroad in Greece and earned an internship with Hormel Foods. She had a passion for traveling, cooking, journaling, and helping others.
A Shocking and Senseless Loss
On February 22, 2023, Ella Page was found dead in her dorm room at Cottey College. The police arrested a suspect, who was also a student at the college, and charged him with first-degree murder. The motive and the details of the crime are still under investigation.
The news of Ella’s death shocked and saddened her family, friends, and the entire Cottey College community. The college administration posted a notice of her passing on the official school website and offered counseling and support services to the students and staff. A memorial service was held at St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral in Minneapolis on March 4, 2023.
A Legacy of Love and Light
Ella Page was a beautiful and kind-hearted soul who touched many lives with her joy and generosity. She was a loving daughter, sister, friend, and teammate who always had a smile and a word of encouragement for everyone. She was a talented and hard-working student and athlete who had a bright future ahead of her. She was a courageous and adventurous spirit who lived life to the fullest.
She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. She will be remembered for her legacy of love and light. She will always be in our hearts. Rest in peace, sweet Ella. You are gone too soon, but never forgotten.