Obituary for Sidney R. Ellis

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Sidney R. Ellis

January 26, 1935 - February 22, 2016

Sidney R. Ellis, age 81, passed away Monday afternoon, February 22, 2016 at Community Hospital South in Indianapolis. He was a resident of Greenwood.

Sidney was born in Indianapolis on January 26, 1935, to the late Albert S. and Cora Mary (Stein) Ellis. He was a 1952 graduate of Helmsburg High School. Sidney married Virginia F. Mann on January 8, 1954 in Brown County. He was a retired self-employed salesman and also a High School Basketball Referee.

Sidney enjoyed wintering with his wife at the Villages of Florida, golfing and traveling.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Virginia Ellis; children, Michael (Kathy) Ellis of Plainfield, Mark (Barbara) Ellis of Greenwood and Nancy (Randy) Allen of Mooresville; sister, Marjorie Kemp of Franklin; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Sidney was preceded in death by siblings, Richard Ellis, Robert Ellis and Dorothy Sharon.

The Pastor David Zempel will conduct a funeral service at 11 am on Friday at Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4-8:00 pm on Thursday and until service time on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Hill Cemetery in Morgantown.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be made to the Ellis family at .

Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Sidney to the Martinsville Baptist Tabernacle, Missionary Fund, 2189 Burton Lane, Martinsville, IN 46151.

Information: (812) 597-4670

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Born: January 26, 1935
Died: February 22, 2016

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Hismany Friends of the past posted on 1/1/00

My Dear friend of 45 years! Never an ill word from him. Love of family friends. I'll miss him deeply. He always said he was #3 but he was always #1 to me. God has another faithful follower at his side.


Craig Witt posted on 1/1/00

Uncle SIdney will be missed so much. One of the most wonderful guys anyone could have had the pleasure to be around, always could bring a smile to my face instantly. Hope the Ellis family is doing okay and SIdney's sweet puppy. I hope this pain is not too much for any of you. Im sure he is smiling down from an amazing golf course. Rip and God bless you uncle Sidney.