Richard D. Ellis (61) of Effingham

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Published on June 6 2014 4:37 pm

Richard D. Ellis, 61, of Effingham, passed away at 9:39 a.m. Friday, June 6, 2014, at St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Tuesday, June 10, 2014, at Johnson Funeral Home, Effingham, with Dr. Joe Scheets officiating. Burial will be in Rentfro Cemetery, Shumway. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a. m. Tuesday, prior to the services at the funeral home.

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Richard was born on October 16, 1952, in Chicago, IL, the son of Larry C. and Ethel (Adams) Ellis. Richard was a graduate of Mayfair College with a B. S. Degree in Engineering. He retired from Bell & Gossett's Company. As a young man, he enjoyed skeet and trap shooting. He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 30 years ago and tried to maintain an easy going gentle hearted spirit, however the disease left him in his final years as a quadriplegic. Richard was blessed with many good care givers and he appreciated all of them.

Richard is survived by many cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents.