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Kenneth N "Ymca Man" Ellis
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Birth: Sep. 23, 1922
Wellington
Sumner County
Kansas, USA
Death: Apr. 23, 2012
Amarillo
Potter County
Texas, USA


Kenneth "Kenny" "the YMCA Man" Ellis, 89, of Amarillo passed away Monday, April 23, 2012 at his residence.

Kenny was born September 22, 1922 in Wellington, Kansas to FarraWaldo and Lena Hall Ellis. He worked for the Sante Fe Railroad Company as a telegraph operator and retired in 1982, after 43 years. Having experience with the telegraph, he served his country in WWII with the US Army Air Corps, stationed in Hawaii. Later, he worked at Amarillo National Bank as the Employee Coffee Shop Attendant for 24 years, where he met many new friends and faces. Kenny was a loving father who was gracious, and just a true gentlemen's gentleman. Loving to see people smile, he had a love for baseball. An avid supporter of the original Gold Sox, then the Dillas, and now the Amarillo Sox, he became affectionately known as "the YMCA Man". Along with baseball, he was on the Sante Fe Bowling League as well, and his ball had only two holes, instead of the usual three. He will be greatly missed by all. The family also wishes to extend a special thanks to the staff of Interim Hospice for their love and support shown during his illness.

He is survived by his wife, son, two daughters and a son-in-law, and a sister. Also 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Kenny is preceded in death by his parents; and a daughter, Kimberly Diane Ellis Siling.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Farra Waldo Ellis (1873 - 1956)
  Lena H. Hall Ellis (1886 - 1978)
 
 Siblings:
  Harriet Sarah Ellis Noble Schreck (1897 - 1969)**
  Charles C Ellis (1899 - 1956)**
  Kenneth N Ellis (1922 - 2012)
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Memorial Park Cemetery
Amarillo
Potter County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Patience Feder
Record added: Apr 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89149527
Kenneth N Ymca Man Ellis
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Kenneth N Ymca Man Ellis
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- Patricia Ogden Baker
 Added: Oct. 22, 2012
 
 
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