CHAFFEE - Ruby Geraldine Ellis, 83, died at 10:50 p.m. Sept. 7, 2003, at the Crystal Oak Care Center in Crystal City.
Born Jan. 31, 1920, in Fornfelt, daughter of the late Buford Harrison and Iva Crites Fowler, she was a supervisor for Thorngate Ltd. A member of the First Christian Church at Chaffee, she was also a member of Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3775 in Cape Girardeau.
In 1936, she married Howard William Hopper who preceded her in death in 1938. She and James Darwin Ellis were married in 1948 and he died in 1956.
One son, one brother, three stepbrothers and one stepsister also preceded her in death.
Survivors include: one daughter, Karen Ann Valle of Oakville; one sister, Beatrice Dudley of Chaffee; and three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Lorimier Cemetery in Cape Girardeau with the Rev. Vyron Yount officiating.
Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel of Chaffee is in charge of arrangements.