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Mary Ellen Ellis

April 30, 1929 August 4, 2019
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Obituary for Mary Ellen Ellis

Mary Ellen Ellis 90, of Cave Springs, Arkansas passed away August 4, 2019 at her home. She was born April 30, 1929 in Pauls Valley, Oklahoma the daughter of Wheeler and Millie Owen Parsons. She served in the Women’s Army Corps from 1948-1951 earning the rank of Master Sergeant. She went on to raise her own 5 children and (several others). After 20 years of Army life, she and her husband retired to Arkansas and operated a poultry farm. She volunteered countless hours for many years as a cook in the weekly feeding ministry at her church. She was also a gifted Southern storyteller and a short order cook for anyone that graced her doors. Her laugh was infectious; heaven got a little bit sweeter and a whole lot louder upon her arrival.

She is preceded in death by her husband Clyde “Dick” Ellis, her parents, two brothers, and one sister. She is survived by her children Fred Ellis, Calvin Ellis, Elaine Sanders, Patricia Ellis, Vicki Haddock, and (honorary Dee Duke) her siblings Cecil Parsons, Rosa Moore and Bill Parsons, 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great grandchildren.

In Lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions to the best Cemetery.

Visitation Services will be held 10:00 a.m. Monday August 12, 2019 at Benton County Funeral Home, 306 N. 4th Street Rogers, Arkansas. Funeral Services will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at the Austin Cemetery in Best, Arkansas;
In Lieu of flowers the family has requested memorial contributions can be made to the Austin Cemetery. Online condolences can be made at www.bentoncountyfuneralhome.com


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Visitation

Monday

12

Aug

10:00 AM 8/12/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 8/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
Benton County Funeral Home

306 N. 4th Street
Rogers, AR 72756

Benton County Funeral Home
306 N. 4th Street Rogers 72756 AR
United States

Service

Monday

12

Aug

11:00 AM 8/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
Benton County Funeral Home

306 N. 4th Street
Rogers, AR 72756

Benton County Funeral Home
306 N. 4th Street Rogers 72756 AR
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Austin Final Resting Place

Best, AR

Best AR
United States
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