Martha Opal Ellis
Martha Opal Ellis, 66 years, 10 days, died at 2:40 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital
in Mt. Vernon, Ill. She worked at St. Mary's Good Samaritan
Hospital in the laundry department, worked at the Mt. Vernon
Garment Factory and later retired from working as a cook and
baker at Opal's.
Mrs. Ellis was born Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1940 in Jefferson County,
Ill. to Lewis Morgan an Margaret Opal (Beckham) Morgan. She married
William L. "Bill" Ellis, Sr., on March 11, 1961 and he preceded her
in death on June 8, 1996.
Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 at
Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Ill. Rev. Larry Jones will officiate.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at Hughey
Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Ill. Burial will take place at South Hickory
Hill Cemetery in Jefferson County, Ill.
Mrs. Ellis is survived by three sons, William L. "Bill", Jr.,
and wife Karen of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Bruce Ellis of Mt. Vernon, Ill.,
and Tommy Ellis of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; two daughters, Brenda Ellis of Mt.
Vernon, Ill. and Susan Ellis of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; five brothers, Enoch
Morgan and wife Dorothy of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Rob Morgan and wife Patsy
of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Terry "Bush" Morgan of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Charlie
Morgan and wife Debbie of Mt. Vernon, Ill., and Jim Morgan and wife Betty
of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; four sisters, Lucy Webb of MT. Vernon, Ill., Linda
Smith and husband Kenny of Mt. Vernon, Ill, Pat Chelf of Bluford, Ill,
and Virginia Wheeler of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; two granddaughters, Martha
and Abigail Ellis of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews
Her parents, husband, one son, Carl Ellis; four brothers,
Van, Randall, Lewis and John Morgan; two sisters, Mabel Cates and Jane
Melton; and her in-laws, Albert and Mabel Ellis preceded her in death.
Martha was a member of Modern Woodmen and was Christian by faith.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where
you may call 618-242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome1969.com for
Date: 14 Oct 2006
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman