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EuRita Ellis

April 30, 1934 ~ August 8, 2020 (age 86)

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EuRita Ellis, age 86, of Arcadia, IN passed away August 8, 2020 at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, IN.

She was born April 30, 1934 at Sunny Point, Kentucky to Wilbur and Luvena (Bratcher) Davis.  Much of her life was lived in the Louisville and Bowling Green, Kentucky areas.

She married the love of her life, J.B. Ellis and together they built a faith based life raising their three children in Louisville, KY.  As a young family, they enjoyed swimming and boating together.  Rita, as she was fondly known, had a green thumb and she raised various vegetables that she canned and shared with others. She and J. B. also loved to travel to far away places such as Hawaii, Chile and the Middle East. Upon retirement, she and J.B. moved to Bowling Green, KY where they spent time with longtime friends.  She became a member of Calvary Baptist Church where she volunteered for community outreach activities.  She was also actively involved in Bowling Green Senior Services where she planned events and was a volunteer water aerobics instructor. But utmost in her life was her family and she remained interested in the lives of her children and grandchildren.

Surviving her is a son: James Boyd (Pam) Ellis of Arcadia, IN, Paula (Jeffrey) White of Cary , NC, and Rita Laun Nene (Tom) Hyzak of Cary , NC, grandchildren: Megan and Joe Sterrett, Whitney Ellis, Erika and Will Harbert, Jeffery Paul White, Jake Ellis, Jordan Ellis, John Thomas Hyzak, great grandchildren: Kali Liles, Zach Davis, Ian Sterett, Liberty Ellis, sisters: Jenelle VanMeter, and Joyce Ann Meredith.

Funeral services will be held at Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 15, 2020 with burial to follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery near Caneyville, KY.  Memorial contributions may be made to Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.  Arrangements are entrusted to Hartley Funeral Homes Cicero Chapel, 209 West Jackson Street, Cicero, IN 46034 where you may send condolences at

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Funeral Service
August 15, 2020

2:00 PM
Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
13 miles south of Caneyville
Caneyville, KY 42721-9609


Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church Cemetery
13 miles south of Caneyville, Caneyville KY 42721-9609
Tel: 1-270-286-9372

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