Larry C. Ellis (89) of Effingham


Published on January 8 2013 4:33 pm

Larry C. Ellis, 89, of Effingham, IL, passed away at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2013,
at his home.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 12, 2013, at Johnson Funeral Home in Effingham, with Dr. Joe Scheets officiating. Burial will be in Rentfro Cemetery in Shumway with military rites. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday with a 10:30 a.m. Masonic rites conducted by the Edgewood Masonic Lodge #484 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left by clicking here.

Larry was born on January 22, 1923 in Minden, LA, the son of Herman B. and Maggie L. (Ambrose) Ellis. He married Ethel Adams in Chicago, IL in 1946, and she preceded him in death on July 13, 1990. Larry was veteran of the United States Army serving during World War II. He was a member of the Ashlar Masonic Lodge # 308 in Chicago. After 45 years, he retired as a foreman from ITT Manufacturing Company in Chicago. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and
also was an “electronic tinkerer.”

Larry is survived by his son, Richard Dale Ellis of Effingham.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ethel; and brother, Jack.