Friday, September 23, 2005

Wilma Dean Ellis, 84, of Exeter passed away Friday, Sept. 16, 2005.

She was born April 3, 1921, South of Wheaton in Barry County to Audie and Daisy (Creason) Harrell. She was a homemaker. She married Lemmie C. Ellis on Nov. 19, 1938, in Washburn. He preceded her in death on May 16, 2004. She was a member of the Ridgley Assembly of God Church.

She was preceded in death by: her husband, Lemmie C. Ellis; three brothers: Mack Harrell, Woodrow Harrell and Homer Harrell.

Survivors include: one son, Carl Ellis and his wife, Carolyn, of Fairview; one daughter, Shirley Sailsbury, of Cassville; three brothers, Lennis Harrell and his wife, Vaye, of Rocky Comfort, Don Harrell, of Idaho and Willis Harrell and his wife, Colleen, of Rocky Comfort; three sisters, Twyla Stanley, of Exeter, Delma Ellis and her husband, Loyd, of Washburn and Doris Mahurin, of Rocky Comfort; five grandchildren; and 17 great-grand-children.

Services were held Tuesday, at the Wheaton Funeral Home in Wheaton.