|Birth: ||Oct. 9, 1886|
|Death: ||Oct. 15, 1961|
Funeral services were held at First Trinity Lutheran church for Orville Ellis on Wednesday, October 18, at 2:00. The Rev E R Dubs, pastor, officiated with arrangements by Prescott Funeral Chapel. Burial was made in the Crofton Cemetery and pallbearers were Don Maule, Harlan Fisher, Eugene Fisher, Larry Ellis, Robert Fisher, and Michael Williams.
Mr. Ellis had suffered a heart condition for some time and passed away at his home here on Sunday, October 15th. Orville Roy Ellis, son of Asa Toles and Fannie Kelly Ellis, was born on October 9, 1886, at Sac City, Iowa. He was baptized in 1907 at Lytton, Iowa.
He was married to Sophia Schaffroth on December 25, 1913, at Spirit Lake, Iowa, and to this union were born eight children. They are Lois, Marjorie, Donald, Clella, Vernon, Wayne, Romayne, and Wendell.
After their marriage, Mr. and Mrs. Ellis lived on a farm in Sac County, Iowa until February of 1924, when they moved to the Crofton community. They farmed there until they moved into Crofton where they operated a produce store. They moved to Bloomfield in 1957. In 1956 the Ellis' became members of First Trinity Lutheran church through the rite of Confirmation.
Mr. Ellis had been suffering from a heart ailment since 1954, which brought about his departure from this life on Sunday evening, Oct. 15, 1961, reaching the age of 75 years and 6 days.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife, Sophia; his eight children; 22 grandchildren; and 4 great grandchildern; and one brother, Elva C Ellis of Lytton, Iowa. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother (Frank), a sister, and a granddaughter.
Asa Toles Ellis (1851 - 1913)
Fanny Elizabeth Kelley Ellis (1861 - 1920)
Sophia Bertha Schaffroth Ellis (1891 - 1968)
Lois Magdalena Ellis Fisher (1914 - 1973)*
Donald Orville Ellis (1917 - 1980)*
Infant Female Ellis (____ - 1885)*
Frank Revilo Ellis (1879 - 1951)*
Daniel Ward Ellis (1881 - 1882)*
Orville Roy Ellis (1886 - 1961)
Elva Curtis Ellis (1889 - 1975)*
Created by: Geo Clinton
Record added: Dec 03, 2007
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