Monday, September 13th, 2010
Dorothy R. Ellis, 84, Chickasaw, died at 2:05 a.m. Sept. 12, 2010, at Briarwood Village in Coldwater.
She was born March 26, 1926, in St. Henry, to Joseph and Victoria Knapke Klenke. On April 29, 1950, she married Raymond R. Ellis, who died on May 31, 2000.
Surviving is a brother, Ralph (Mary) Klenke, Celina; and three sisters-in-law, Luella Klenke, Coldwater, Phyllis Maier, Celina, and Ruth (Jim) Rhodes, Celina; and two nieces who were her caregivers, Janet (Ron) Niekamp, Montezuma, and Nancy (Jerry) Prasuhn, Burkettsville.
Deceased is a sister, Marcella Kunk; two brothers, Othmar Klenke and Arnold Klenke; five brothers-in-law, Ed Kunk, Rex Ellis, Roger Ellis, Walter Ellis and Robert Maier; three sisters-in-law, Marcella Klenke, Dorothy Ellis and Dorothy Ellis.
She was a member of the Precious Blood Catholic Church in Chickasaw.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the St. Henry Catholic Church in St. Henry, the Rev. James Dugal officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.
Calling is 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home in St. Henry.
Memorials can be made to the Community Health Professionals of Celina.
Condolences can be left at hogenkampfh.com.