Ralph Leroy Ellison, age 80, of Miller, Missouri, passed away at 10:33 p.m. on Thursday, August 20, 2020, at his home.  He was born February 5, 1940, in Guthrie, Oklahoma, the son of Nathan and Esther Irene (Riddens) Ellison.
Ralph was a 1958 graduate of Altamont High School in Altamont, Kansas.  He worked as a carpenter for Con Agra for 25 years and was a member of the Highland Chapel Church in Miller.
On February 12, 1960, he married Betty Ann Wilson, in Miller.
Ralph is survived by his wife, of 60 years, Betty; two daughters, Cindy Jones and her husband, Steven, and Penny Stockton and her husband, Gary, all of Miller; two sons, Jeff Ellison and his wife, Janet, of Miller and Robert Ellison and his wife, Karey, of Destin, Florida; seven grandchildren, Charity Jones, Austin McCann, Corey Ellison, Aubrey Fletcher, Caitlyn Adkins, Rhiann Gregg and Emily Russell; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Nathaline Hoskins of Miller and several nieces and nephews.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan and Esther, granddaughter, Heather Childress, brother, Paul Ellison and sister, Alice Mitchell.
A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 24, 2020, at the Morris-Leiman-Mosher Funeral Home in Miller.  Burial will follow at the Misemer Cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 23, 2020, in the funeral home chapel.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the family to help with the purchase of a monument in care of the funeral home at PO Box 108 Miller Missouri.
Online condolences may be shared at www.FossettMosherFuneralHome.com.


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