Ethel Ellis

Ethel Rose Ellis


Ethel Rose Ellis, born March 8, 1929 to Marshall Sherman and Daisy Mae (Retzloff) Pennell, passed away May 5, 2014.  She was a homemaker, devoted to her family.  Ethel liked to embroider and was an avid reader. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard Ellis; daughter, Linda Mae Williams; and sisters, Marcia and Florence.  Surviving to cherish her memory are  daughters, Diana (James) Johnson of St. Johns, Karen (Dave) Leisman of St. Johns, and Cherri MacMillian of Ionia; son, Clive (Melody) Ellis of DeWitt; grandchildren, Lynn, Cheryle, Michael, Amy, Corbin, Miranda, Clayton, Malorie, Jeni, Nathan, Cathleen, Guy and Anne; 20 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; and brother, Kenneth (Ann) Pennell of Florida. 

Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 9, at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington in DeWitt.  Family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, May 8, and one hour prior to the service Friday at the funeral home.  The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes DeWitt Chapel.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at

Funeral Home

Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes
205 E Washington DeWitt, MI 48820
(517) 669-6465

Published in Lansing State Journal from May 7 to May 11, 2014