LILBOURN - Alma Ellis, 83, died at 12:35 a.m. Dec. 8, 2003, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born Dec. 29, 1919, in Grayridge, daughter of the late Albert and Winnie Clevenger Stephens, she lived in Lilbourn for the past 26 years where she was a member of the First General Baptist Church. She was a former resident of Grayridge, Parma and Barnes Ridge.
On June 26, 1943, at Parma, she married Ed Ellis who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: four daughters and sons-in-law, Sue and Warren Clabusech of Apache Junction, Ariz., Phyllis and Mike Reinbott of Bernie, Pat and Joe Howell of Sikeston and Lois and Jim Shoemate of Cape Girardeau; three sons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Janice Ellis of Charlotte, N.C., Randy and Michelle Ellis of Westfield, Ill., and Keith and Leslie Ellis of Charleston; one sister Glo Dean Smothers of Campbell; and 19 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Dexter, where services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday. Travis Lambert and Martin Goode will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.