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Marion Clyde Ellis, Sr

Marion Clyde Ellis, Sr. was born on October 27, 1948 in St. Joseph, MO to Jesse Marion Ellis and Minnie Lee (Brown) Ellis, and departed this life on February 20, 2012 at Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, MO.

Funeral Services will be 4:00 pm, Thursday, February 23, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home. The Ellis family will receive friends from 3:00 pm until time of services at the funeral home on Thursday. Cremation will follow the funeral services. Memorial contributions in honor of Mr. Ellis are suggested to American Heart Association. Condolences to the family may be left online at

Clyde married Doris D. (Andrews) Ellis (D.D.) on November 11, 1966, and just celebrated 45 years of marriage.

Clyde worked for 21 years for the City of Atchison Watershed Department, retiring on October 29, 2010. He enjoyed traveling, camping and fishing, was on numerous bowling leagues and was proud of his accomplishment of bowling a 300 game and 817 series in December 2008. Most of all, Clyde loved his family very much and enjoyed spending time with them.

Clyde is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jesse Lee Ellis; and grandson, Cougar Allen Ellis.

Clyde is survived by his wife D.D. Ellis of Atchison; son, Marion Clyde Ellis, Jr and granddaughter, Tabatha Ellis of St. Joseph, MO; daughter, Minnie Jeannette King and husband, David King, and grandchildren, Amelia, Michael, and William Clyde of Edgar, NE; son, John H. Ellis I and wife, Jennifer Ellis, and grandson, John H. Ellis II (J.B.) of Atchison; brothers, William L. Ellis of Atchison, Norman B. Ellis of Atchison and Dennis C. Ellis and Jenny Stout of Atchison; several nephews and nieces; other relatives and a host of friends.

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