Kathryn Ruth Ellis, 75, of Washburn, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, in Cox Medical Center South, Springfield.
She was born Oct. 1, 1936, in Pea Ridge, Ark., the daughter of Willis Wesley and Hettie (Johnson) Keene. On Nov. 26, 1955, in Washburn, she was united in marriage to James Ellis, who preceded her in death on March 24, 2009. Also preceding her in death were her parents; one son, Roger Ellis; and one sister, Connie Ellis.
Survivors include: one son, Eddie Ellis, of Washburn; one daughter, Verna Lewis and her husband, James, of Washburn; a daughter-in-law, Judy Ann Ellis, of Seligman; two brothers, Billy Wes Keene and his wife, Leona, of Seligman, and Willis Wayne Keene and his wife, Margie, of Pea Ridge, Ark.; 12 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
She grew up and received her education at Pea Ridge, Ark. She had been employed at Fasco for several years.
Memorial services were held today Wednesday, in Washburn First Baptist Church. Rev. Glenn Erwin and Rev. Jim Erwin conducted the services.
Cremation arrangements were under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville.
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