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Marilyn Elise Ellis

Marilyn Clay Ellis, age 71, of Phoenix, Arizona, formerly of French Lick, Indiana passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona.

She was born on September 28, 1941 in Louisville, Kentucky to Bryon and Ramona “Cope” Clay.

She was a 1958 graduate of Springs Valley High School, 1962 graduate of Indiana State University and retired school teacher and accountant.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

She is survived by:

Husband:            Dr. Joseph E.  Ellis Phoenix, Arizona

(1) Daughter      Mary K. Ellis Windermere, Florida

(1) Brother       B. Jan Clay Venice, Florida

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 10:00AM at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home in French Lick, Indiana. Friends may call from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home and from 9:00 AM the time of service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Officiating is Pastor Joan Daniels.

Burial will follow in the Cuzco Community Cemetery, Cuzco, Indiana

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to The Salvation Army, c/o Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 W. State Rd 56, French Lick, IN 47432.

Arrangements are in the care of the Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, 9640 West State Road 56, French Lick, Indiana 47432. Condolences may be made by e-mail to: brosmerkemplefh@hotmail.com , on our Facebook Page Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home, or at our website www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

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Dr. Joe Ellis,

We are saddened by the passing of Mary. We wish you heartfelt thoughts and hope that loving memories bring you peace.

With Deepest Sympathy.....Steve & Marty Emminger and Family

Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Emminger Jun 28 2013 12:00 AM

MONET'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent by Ron and Patty Hazelgrove.

Thinking of you! Love, Ron and Patty

Patricia Hazelgrove Jun 27 2013 12:00 AM

Our sincerest condolences to Joseph & Jan!  Sorry we cannot be there (are in FL this week).

Joseph & Jan - please call and give us your phone #s so we can contact you.  Some of Gayle's fondest memories of childhood are the 3 of you playing together as young children, while visiting with Aunt Romona and Grandmother Mimi.

We can be reached at:  (812) 723-5957 h  (812) 653-0757 c or the email provided from this particular website.

We pray that the Holy Spirit will lift your family in comfort and please remember to count on Him for your strength!

Gayle (Cope) and Bill Laughlin.

Gayle (Cope) Laughlin Jun 27 2013 12:00 AM


So very sorry to hear about your loss.  Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.  
God Bless,


Trish Nicolo Jun 26 2013 12:00 AM

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Marilyn.  We have such warm memories of her, and I (Wayne) go back to the years of our attending the old Frentresstown Elementary "Country" School together, with her being a few years younger than me.  What a jewel of a person throughout her life!

Please know that our prayers are with all the family during this time of grief and that we extend our deepest sympathies with all of you.

Warmest Regards,

Ann & Wayne Ferguson

Wayne & Ann Ferguson Jun 25 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Joe and Mary,
I felt very saddened to read in The North Vernon Plain Dealer of Marilyn's death. I used to clean for you years ago when Mary was in 7th grade through 12th. I was with you until you moved away from Indiana. I have always Loved you like family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Love and God Bless you,
Barb and Leo Cooper

Barbara Cooper Jun 25 2013 12:00 AM