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ANNA M. ELLIS, 96, of Resthave Home, Morrison, IL, died Tuesday April 4, 2017, at Resthave Home.

The funeral service will be 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 8, 2017, at the Morrison Chapel of the Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home, preceded by visitation from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service. Rev. Edie Lenz, Pastor of First Reformed Church in Fulton, IL is officiating. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison, IL.

Anna was born January 11, 1921, in Fulton, IL, to Jacob M. and Bessie (Houzenga) Huizenga. She was educated in the Round Grove School of rural Whiteside County. Anna married Gale E. Ellis on December 13, 1945, in Morrison, IL. He died August 24, 2014. Anna was a homemaker and was also employed by Climco in Morrison. She enjoyed sewing, baking, gardening and playing cards. A memorial has been established to Alzheimer's Association.

Survivors include two daughters, Betty (Charles) Townsend of Tularosa, NM and Judy (Ken) Tiesman of Fulton, IL; one son, Jerry (Betty) Ellis of Fulton, IL; five grandchildren, Christopher (Janie) Landherr, Pamela (Randy) Harmon, Cathy (Dean) Nutt, Lisa (fiancé Pete Stone) Ehlers, and Matthew (Katrina) Tiesman; ten great-grandchildren; one son-in-law, Archie Schaefer of Morrison, IL and one sister, Dorothy Bush of Morrison, IL.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gale; one daughter, Marjorie Schaefer; one grandson, Michael Townsend; one sister, Tena VanDyke; and two brothers, Marvin and John J. Huizenga.

To send online condolences go to www.bosmarenkes.com
Published on April 5, 2017
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