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Elma Ardis

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Elma Elsie Ardis

1937 - 2014

Elma Elise Ardis, 76, entered into eternal peace on June 4, 2014 at Thomas Hospital in Fairhope, AL. Previously residents of Pensacola, FL, Elma and her husband, Grady, had been residents of Daphne, AL since 1997.

Ms. Ardis was born on September 7, 1937, a daughter of the late Alvin and Annie Plaisance in Livonia, LA. She married Grady L. Ardis, the love of her life, on June 8, 1973. Together, they spent 31 years enjoying family, volunteering in church and traveling. Ms. Ardis' greatest joy was her family. She loved her grandchildren with all her heart and her great grandchildren even more. She most enjoyed spending time with her precious dachshund, Itsy.

She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 31 years, Grady L. Ardis in 2004; her first husband Lionel Talley in 1972; and her son, Joe Ardis in 2006.

She leaves her loving memories to be cherished by her dear siblings; Verna LaCombe, Norman (Belva) Plaisance and Essie Dalfrey, her children; Darrel (Joan) Talley, Lynell (Creal) Godwin, Lori (John) Johnson, Maria (Donnie) Hunhold and Judy Reyes, 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, plus a boy and girl due in September.

Funeral arrangements are Friday, June 6, 2014 at Christ the King Catholic Church, Daphne, AL; a Rosary will be said at 9:00 am and Visitation will begin at 9:30 am followed by Mass at 11:00 am, celebrated by Reverend Matthew O'Conner. Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Pensacola Memorial Gardens, Pensacola, FL; will be a Visitation from 10:00-11:00, followed by a funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a monetary donation in Elma Ardis' name to L'Arche Mobile at 151 South Ann Street Mobile, Alabama 36604.

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Published in Pensacola News Journal on June 6, 2014
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