Jerry Evert Ellis, 82, of Harmony, departed this life to be with his Savior on February 17, 2020, surrounded by his family, in the home built by his grandfather and now occupied by his son and daughter-in-law.
He was born on the same property on February 8, 1938, to Lloyd C. and Pauline (Carter) Ellis. On October 15, 1955, he married Wilma Whitson, and she survives. He graduated from Harmony School and Mount Vernon Township High School, and was a member of Zion United Methodist Church.
In addition to his wife, Wilma Ellis, he is survived by one son, Jerry Allen Ellis and wife Gina of Mt. Vernon; two daughters, Paula Penrod and husband Paul of Mt. Vernon, and Marcia Scott and husband Mike of Bluford; eight grandchildren; and sixteen great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mr. Ellis will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 20, 2020, at Zion United Methodist Church, with Rev. Elton Storey officiating. Burial will follow at Harmony Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, at the Osborn Funeral Home in Dix, Illinois.
Memorial gifts may be made to the Zion United Methodist Church, and will be accepted at the service, or by mail to the Osborn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Dix, Illinois 62830. Online condolences may be made at www.osbornfuneral.com, or on the funeral home’s Facebook page.