David Edgar Ellis, Jr.

David Edgar Ellis, 88, Jr., a resident of the Missouri Veterans Home in Mt. Vernon, son of David Edgar and Lola Muriel Ellis, was born Sept. 9, 1931 in Crane and passed away Jan. 1, 2020. He lived most of his life in Crane and Aurora. He pastored churches in Mt. Carrol Ill., Crane, Ft. Scott Kan., Charleston Ill. and Aurora. He worked 25 years or more at Kraft Foods in Springfield, and he painted houses. He met the one and only love of his life as a child. He walked Darlene to school in kindergarten, and was by her side until her passing in 2009. He served his country bravely in the US Army during the Korean War in 1952 and 1953. He achieved the rank of Corporal, and he attended officer training school, before returning home.
He is survived by: daughters, Nanette Hopkins of Aurora and Jan (Bruce) Bacher of Carthage; sister, Wanda Reser of Florida; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one expected great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Darlene Ellis; his infant daughter, Angela Diane Ellis; and sisters, Dorothy Roden and Blanche Morrison.
Visitation was held Jan. 5, 2020 in Stumpff Funeral Chapel in Crane. Funeral services were held Jan. 6, 2020 in Stumpff Funeral Chapel in Crane. Burial was in Crane Community Cemetery in Crane under the direction of Stumpff Funeral Home in Crane.


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Mt. Vernon, MO, 65712


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