Louise Ellis of Edwardsville, Illinois, formally of Bernie, the daughter of the late Nathan Alexander and Cora Jane Fox Bennett, was born in Fisk, Missouri on December 4, 1927, and passed away at the Rosewood Care Center in Edwardsville, Illinois on June 19, 2018, at the age of 90 years, 6 months and 15 days.
Mrs. Ellis had lived in the Bernie area before moving to Illinois in 1998. She had attended the Calvary Baptist Church in Granite City, Illinois.
On October 25, 1947, she was married to Paul Ellis in Piggott, Arkansas. He preceded her in death on December 17, 2001.
Surviving are one son, Paul Richard Ellis of Edwardsville, Illinois; two daughters, Paulette Green and Carol Jane Ellis both of Granite City, Illinois; six grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Joyce Cagle, a granddaughter, Brandi Cagle, five brothers and one sister.
Visitation will be on Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Dexter, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. in the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Dexter, Missouri with the Rev. Amos Johnson of Sikeston officiating.
Burial will be in the Bernie Cemetery in Bernie with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Dexter in charge of arrangements.