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Eddie Lynn Ellis

September 25, 1942 ~ April 12, 2018 (age 75)

Eddie Lynn Ellis age 75, of Birmingham, passed away Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Jefferson County Health Center.

Visitation for family & friends will be 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at Behner Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be 10:00 am, Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Behner Funeral Home with Pastor Aaron Helterbran officiating.  Burial will be at Bonaparte Cemetery.

Memorials can be made to the family.  Cards and memorials can be mailed to: PO Box 226, Birmingham, IA 52535.

Eddie was born September 25, 1942, to LaVerne Hiram Edward and Edith Iolean (Spratlen) Ellis in McPherson, KS.  He married Sandra Lee Salts on April 6, 1968, in Wichita, KS.  This year they celebrated 50 years of marriage.  To this marriage was born Cassandra and Robert.

Eddie graduated from Iowa Wesleyan in August 14, 2004, with a Bachelor’s of Art Degree in communications & religious studies.  When he and Sandra lived in Wichita he worked at Cessna Aircraft as a supervisor and foreman.  Some of Eddie’s outside interests were fishing, gardening, tending to his fruit orchard, working in the yard, and grilling outside. He liked to keep busy so you would find him tinkering either on the house or in the garage.  While inside he enjoyed drinking coffee and reading the paper.  Most important to Eddie was to spending time with his grandkids, kids & family.  He will be missed by those who called him husband, dad, grandpa, great grandpa, brother, uncle and friend.

Left to share Eddie’s memories are his wife, Sandra of Birmingham; two children, Cassandra Ellis of Ottumwa and Robert Ellis of Birmingham; 4 grandchildren, Iolean, Ethan, John and Jacob Ellis all of Fairfield; one great grandchild; one brother, Jerry Ellis and nephew, Lance Ellis of Shawnee, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents, LaVerne and Edith; one brother, Dwain St. Clair; one sister, Betty St. Clair; and one sister-in-law, Linda Ellis.


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