Gladys Ellis


ELKHART — Gladys Marie Bracken Ellis, 88, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at Morton County Care Center in Elkhart.

ELKHART — Gladys Marie Bracken Ellis, 88, died Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013, at Morton County Care Center in Elkhart.

She was born April 14, 1925, in Rogersville, Mo., to William Thomas and Lillian Rosella Cox Bracken. She graduated from Preston High School in Preston, Mo., in April 1942.

On May 11, 1962, she married Lando Lauren Ellis in Hugoton. He preceded her in death as did her parents; a sister, Dorothy Hamilton; and a brother, Charles Bracken.

After retiring from teaching in 1988, having taught in Hugoton and Elkhart, Mrs. Ellis did book work for Elkhart Hot Oil Company, which she co-owned, until 1991.

Survivors include a daughter, Shirley Burnett of Elkhart; four sons, Rick Ellis of St. Charles, Mo., Gary Ellis of Elkhart, Cary Ellis of Buena Park, Calif., and Tim Ellis of Glendale, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Monday at Garnand Funeral Home Chapel in Elkhart.

Visitation hours are 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the Elkhart High School Athletic Fund or Elkhart Elementary School, both in care of the funeral home, Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950.


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