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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Elmer ‘Junior’ Ellis Jr.

  • Elmer "Junior" Ellis Jr., 74, of Saverton, Mo., died at 11:47 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal.
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  • Elmer "Junior" Ellis Jr., 74, of Saverton, Mo., died at 11:47 a.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal. 
    Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014, at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal. Pastor Berdette Cook will officiate.  Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Frankford, Mo.
    Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday at the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.
    Mr. Ellis Jr. was born February 29, 1940, in Hannibal, Mo. He was raised by his mother, Maggie (Beshears) Ellis Pritchett, and stepfather, Olie Pritchett.
    He was married to Robin Hawker on September 12, 1992, in Hannibal, Mo. She survives.
    Other survivors include five children, Greg Ellis (Lee Ann) of Frankford, Mo., Susan Pinkerton (Ben) of Oak Grove, Mo., Tricia Scholes (Gene III) of Hallsville, Mo., Alisia Sebers (Darrin) of Centralia, Mo., and Kim Fogle (Ralph) of Centralia, Mo.; one brother, Michael Ellis of Houston, Texas; one sister, Judy Sisson (Bill) of Bowling Green, Mo.; 14 grandchildren, Tara, Raini, JaCee, Tanner, Christopher, Gene IV, Rolla, Glenn III, Ryan, Ashley, Tayler, Jarrid, Jordan and Darrin Jr.; and eight great-grandchildren.
    He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Ricky Ellis.
    Mr. Ellis worked for the Missouri Highway Department for 42 years as a highway construction inspector and previously worked at Short Line 66.  He enjoyed golfing, softball, basketball and fishing.  Junior liked watching St. Louis Cardinals baseball and Mizzou football and basketball. Most of all, he loved his dogs and enjoyed his grandkids and liked seeing them play ball. Junior always made sure everyone enjoyed themselves and laughed. He was a Presbyterian by faith.
    Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association or Fairview Cemetery, in care of the James O'Donnell Funeral Home.
    Pallbearers will be Charles Gilmore, Eric Kaiser, Steve Spegal, Macy Rodenbaugh, Jim Hansen and Mike Baxter.
    Honorary pallbearers will be Floyd Houchins, Warren Wilson, Jim Walker, Kurt Day, Jim Adams and Alfred Billings.
    Online condolences may be made and video tribute viewed at www.jamesodonnellfuneralhome.com.

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