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Maude D. Ellis

DAWSON, IL - Maude D. Ellis, 84, died at 5:00 p.m., Friday, Feb. 28, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.

Maude was born July 18, 1929, in Springfield, Ill., the daughter of Peter James and Jesse Shaw Rafferty. She married Waldon B. Ellis, Sr. in December of 1947 in Springfield; he preceded her in death on May 18, 1998.

Maude graduated from Feitshans High School and worked for Kmart until her retirement. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed traveling, cross-stitching, sewing, and woodworking.

She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Patricia Ann Ellis; three grandchildren; and sister, Mary Lou.

She is survived by her son, Waldon Ellis, Jr. of Jerseyville; six daughters: Glenna Wainwright of Dawson, Debbie (husband, Dan) Lescarbeau of Avon, Ohio, Bonnie (husband, Mark) Ward of Washington, Ind., Penny (husband, Patrick) Batts of Olympia, Wash., Sherri (husband, Mike) Zara of Riverton, and Pam (husband, Joe) Ward of Springfield; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; siblings: Catherine, Margurete and Peter; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; best friend, Macie; and three beloved dogs.

Cremation was accorded by Butler Cremation Tribute Center prior to ceremonies.

Memorial Gathering and Ceremony: Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the time of the ceremony at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield, the Rev. Michael A. Koschmann officiating.

Burial will be held at Camp Butler National Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be made to: St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101 or the , 675 E. Linton Ave., Springfield, IL 62703.

Please visit butlerfuneralhomes.com to offer your condolences.

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