Lena B. Ellington 94, a retired teacher of social studies at Eastern Illinois University and a resident of the Washington area since 1952, died Friday at her home in Arlington after a heart attack.

Miss Ellington was born in Koscinusko, Miss. She earned a bachelor's degree from the Mississippi University for Women in 1902 and a master's degree from Columbia University in 1914. She was a school teacher in Mississippi from 1907 to 1918. She worked briefly for the War Department in Washington during World War I, then taught for a year at North Carolina College for Women in Greensboro.

From 1920 to 1952, when she retired, she taught social studies at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill.

She moved to Arlington after her retirement and was a member of the Unitarian Church of Arlington.

Miss Ellington was a member of the National Education Association, the National Council for Social Studies, the American Association of College Professors, the Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter of the Mississippi University for Women, and other organizations.

She leaves no immediate survivors.

It is suggested that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to the Boyd-Ellington Memorial Scholarship Fund, The Delta Gamma Foundation, 3250 Riverside dr., Columbus, Ohio, 43221.