Nellie Christina Ellis
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Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home, Inc. - Springfield
1947 East Seminole Street
Springfield, MO
Nellie Christina Ellis

Nellie Christina Dunlap was born Christmas day, 1914 to James T. and Sarah Dunlap in Seligman, Missouri. She went to be with her savior March 30, 2015.

She graduated from Seligman High School in 1932 where she loved playing basketball. This started her love for Lady Bear games.

She attended Draughon Business College in Springfield, which prepared her for a job at Turner Department Store as secretary and machine bookkeeper.

Nellie married Carl C. Larson, Jr. in 1937. She was a stay- at-home mother until her sons were in their teens. She worked at Grant Avenue Baptist Church as secretary before going to Mercantile Bank. Grant Avenue was her church home from 1947 until her death. She enjoyed visiting for the hometown department.

Nellie was preceded in death by her husband of 25 years, Carl C. Larson, and her husband of 26 years, Clifford T. Ellis; a son, Eric D. Larson and an infant daughter, Ann C. Larson.

She is survived by one son, Jim and wife Alma, Springfield; a daughter-in-law, Sarah, Claremore, OK; four grandchildren, Susan Fraser and Cal, Bozeman, MT, Don Larson and Melanie, Nashville, TN, Mark Larson and Angie, Iola, KS, Brett Larson and Jana, Rockwall, TX; Sarah's daughter, Jennifer and son, Philip. Nellie also leaves 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 2:30 p.m., Friday, April 3, 2015 in Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Eastlawn Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday in the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grant Avenue Baptist Church, 1033 N. Grant Ave., Springfield, MO 65802.



Published by News-Leader on Apr. 2, 2015.
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Nellie lived two doors down from me when I was a kid. She also went to the same church, Grant Avenue Baptist. I was living there when her first husband Carl died of a heart attack.

I hated to hear of her passing but she's in a better place now.
Edward Walton
April 2, 2015
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