June 24, 2010


Martha Jane (Janie) Ebling, 59, of Memphis, Missouri, passed away July 5, 2010, at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis.

She was born June 17, 1951, at Davis County Hospital in Bloomfield, Iowa, to James Marvin and Vera Louise Erickson Monroe.

She attended Memphis schools and graduated with the class of 1969.

She married Larry Ebling, May 1, 1971. They later divorced.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Memphis.

Janie worked for Red Cross as a lifeguard and swimming instructor at the Memphis Pool and was employed at the Scotland County Nursing Home as a CNA Med Tech until her affliction with multiple sclerosis made it impossible.

She loved to swim, fish and be outside. When she was unable to be outdoors, she enjoyed crocheting, sewing and crafts. Her greatest enjoyment came from spending time and playing with her grandchildren.

She is survived by her mother, Vera Monroe of Memphis, Missouri; a daughter, Sally Ebling and her fiancé, Gary Dean, of Baring, Missouri; a son, Scott Ebling and wife, Denise and her family, of Memphis, Missouri; a brother, Roy Monroe and his wife, Dora of Memphis, Missouri; two sisters, Lou Ann Bush and her husband, David, of Ponca City, Oklahoma and Susan Huff and her husband, Curtiss, of Cantril, Iowa. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law; Ann Shaw and her husband, Leon, of Gorin, Missouri, Jan Howell and her husband, Gary, also of Gorin, Missouri; her grandchildren, Ben Shannan and Claire Shannan; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her father and an infant daughter, Davida Michele.

Cremation has been accorded. A visitation, with the family present to greet relatives and friends will be held on Thursday, July 8, 2010, at the Memphis Funeral Home from 5:30 P.M. until 7 P.M. followed by a Celebration of Life with Reverend Jim Campbell officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Scotland County Care Center or Hospice of Northeast Missouri and may be left at or mailed to Memphis Funeral Home, 378 South Market Street, Memphis, Missouri 63555. Online condolences may be made to Janie’s family via mmphisfh@nemr.net.

Arrangements are under the direction of Memphis Funeral Home.

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