Monday, January 21st, 2008
Roger L. Ellis, 79, 7078 state Route 118, Celina, died at 4:23 p.m. Jan. 19, 2008, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born Oct. 16, 1928, in Celina to Ernest and Lucy West Ellis. He married Dorothy Fox Ellis, who survives.
Other survivors are five daughters, Peg (Larry) Link, New Bremen, Sherry (Bob) Lauber, St. Henry, Barb (Dave) Brockman, North Star, Sandy (Steve) Weitzel and Lynda (Tim) Griesdorn, all of Coldwater; two sisters Ruth (Jim) Rhodes and Phyllis (Bob) Maier, all of Celina; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Ellis, Chickasaw; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are three brothers, Raymond, Owen "Bud" and Rex Ellis.
He retired from Pax Steel Products in Coldwater and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Celina.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial is at St. Marys Catholic Cemetery, Celina.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30-10:15 a.m. on Wednesday at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina.
Memorials can be made to the church or for masses.