Mabel M. Ellis

February 11, 1932 - March 06, 2018

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Saturday, March 17, 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1901 Dowling Street, Kendallville


Saturday, March 17, 1:30 PM
Church of Jess Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1901 Dowling Street, Kendallville


Mabel Marie (Miller) Ellis, 86, of Avilla and formerly of Ashley died Tuesday, March 6, 2018, at 10:28 p.m. at Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville.

She was born February 11, 1932, in Albion to Carl John and Hazel Alberta (Finney) Miller.

On November 9, 1946, in Clayton, Missouri, she married Arthur Junior Ellis.

She was a homemaker and a babysitter.

Mrs. Ellis was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Kendallville.

Surviving are five daughters, Donna (David) Koehlinger of Fort Wayne, Beverly Lankford of Kendallville, Dianna Buss of Waterloo, Sharon Ellis of Fort Wayne, and Jeanine Bender of Auburn; two sons, James (Donna) Ellis of Antwerp, Ohio, and Brian (Nadezhea) Ellis of Brooklyn, New York; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a half-brother, William Russell Gravatt; a son, Robert Ellis; a daughter, Karen Ellis; two sons-in-law, Ronald Lankford and Scott Bender; and a daughter-in-law, Nancy Ellis.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, March 17, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day-Saints, 1901 Dowling Street, Kendallville. Burial will be at the Avilla Cemetery at a later date.

The family will receive friends from 1 to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at the church.

Preferred memorials are to Riley Hospital for Children, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, Indiana, 46202.

Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel 612 North Main Street, Hudson is assisting the family with arrangements.

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Cindy Parrott
March 17th, 2018 8:58pm

Prayers for your family Dianna! I love the song I can only imagine about what heaven is like. I always gain comfort with that thought of my loved ones there. May God give u comfort! Take care, cindy

Rita Potts
March 17th, 2018 12:39pm

So sorry for your loss. I liked Mabel a lot. I was her friend and former neighbor. She sure will be missed. God be with you all and take care.

Lloyd & Mary Getts and Family
March 12th, 2018 11:33am

So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Thelma Ellis and Kris Ellis
March 12th, 2018 12:33am
Aurora Colorado

Hugs and prayers for all of you. We love you.

March 11th, 2018 10:42am
Hempstead TX

I'm sorry for your family's loss. May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time. You have my condolences.

Jerri Cornejo
March 11th, 2018 8:35am
Fort Wayne

She was really nice person. She loved her family. She will be missed. Condolences to the family.

Brad Buss
March 10th, 2018 11:37pm

Sorry for your loss.

Warren a. Ellis sr.
March 10th, 2018 8:27pm
Tyler. Texas

May God be with you and your family.

Donna Anderson
March 10th, 2018 8:11pm
Elkhart, IN

So sorry for your loss. May ahe rest in peace.