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 Dorothy E. “Dot” <I>Ketter</I> Ellis

Dorothy E. “Dot” Ketter Ellis

Iola, Allen County, Kansas, USA
Death 2 Nov 2012 (aged 92)
Iola, Allen County, Kansas, USA
Burial Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 100110455 · View Source
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Dorothy "Dot" Ellis
(March 5, 1920 - November 2, 2012)

Dorothy E. "Dot" Ellis, 92, of Iola, Kansas, passed away Friday, November 2, 2012, at Fountain Villa in Iola.

Dorothy was born March 5, 1920, in Iola, the daughter of Aloysius "Al" and Rose Clara (Zeller) Ketter. She grew up in Iola where she graduated from Iola High School in 1938 and Iola Junior College in 1940.

On April 28, 1941, Dorothy married Altis Lee Ellis, Jr. at St. John's Catholic Church in Iola. They made their home in Madison, Wisconsin while Lee served during WWII. They returned to Iola after his honorable discharge from the service where he was associated with his family in Dodge dealerships, farming and nursing homes. They were also partners in Country Lanes Bowling Alley in Iola. He preceded her in death March 7, 1988.

She was a member of St. John's Catholic Church and Altar Society, Sorosis Club, three Bridge Clubs and had been a sewing leader in 4-H and a former Jaycee Jane. Dorothy enjoyed playing tennis, sewing and decorating.


2 Sons: Altis Lee Ellis, III, married to Ping Ellis of Murietta, CA, and Thomas E. Ellis of Los Angeles, CA, & Daughter-in-law, Heather A. Ellis, Minot, ND

5 Grandchildren: Lasha Dawn Dennis, married to Joseph B. Dennis of May, TX, Holly Lynn Ellis of Brooklyn, NY and Brad Douglass, married to Keryn Douglass, Mission Viejo, CA

7 Great Grandchildren: Joshua Dennis, married to Sarah Dennis, Shannon Dennis, Jessica Dennis, Caleb Dennis, Caroline Dennis, Kinsey Douglass & Bryce Douglass

1 Brother: Robert L. Ketter (Ila) of Denver, CO

2 Sisters: Lois Ruth Turnbaugh of Granite Bay, CA and Anna Mae Frappier (Mike) of Waterbury, CT & Sisters-in-law, Jean Ketter, of Waterford, MI, & Carol Ketter, of Laguna Miguel, CA & many nieces & nephews

She was preceded in death by brothers William Eugene Ketter, Richard Joseph Ketter, Charles (Chuck) Edward Ketter & Donald James Ketter and sisters Marie Mildred Myers and Esther Eileen Ketter

PARISH ROSARY: 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, at St. John's Catholic Church in Iola, KS

VISITATION: Following the Rosary in the Parish Center

FUNERAL MASS: 10:30 a.m., Friday, Nov. 9, 2012, at St. John's Catholic Church in Iola, KS

BURIAL: St. Joseph's Cemetery, Humboldt, Kansas

MEMORIAL CHOICES: St. John's Catholic Church or American Cancer Society

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100110455
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dorothy E. “Dot” Ketter Ellis (5 Mar 1920–2 Nov 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100110455, citing Saint Joseph Cemetery, Humboldt, Allen County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by RisingSun (contributor 47306809) .