January 16, 2014

(7/28/1935 - 1/10/2014)

Jimmy Ellis, 78, of Memphis died Friday, January 10, 2014 at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis.

He was born the son of James Logan and Pearl Marcella (Frew) Ellis on July 28, 1935 in Canton, IL.

Jimmy attended school in Canton before the family moved in 1954 to settle in Memphis. He traveled frequently, working as a ranch hand out West. Jimmy loved animals, Western movies, and country music. He enjoyed playing bingo and the Antique Fair.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Don Shelley.

He is survived by his sister, Shirley Shelley of Memphis; a brother, David Ellis of Greentop; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral services were at 10 a.m., Tuesday, January 14 at the Gerth Funeral Chapel in Memphis with Jack Sumption, pastor of the Memphis First Christian Church, officiating. Burial was in the Brock Cemetery.

Memorials are suggested to the Scotland County Care Center Activity Department and may be left at or mailed to Gerth Funeral Service, 115 S. Main, Memphis, MO 63555.

Condolences may be sent to Mr. Ellis’ family by signing the guest book at www.gerthfuneralservice.com.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service.

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