John Edward Ellis

June 22, 1945November 2, 2015

John Edward Ellis passed away on November 2, 2015 at the IU Bloomington Hospital. John was born in Bloomington, June 22, 1945. His parents were Theodore (Pete) and Pauline (Polly) Ellis. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years Linda Sue Ellis. John grew up working in the Ellis Greenhouse and graduated from University High School in 1963. He served in the US Air Force for four years. John graduated from Indiana University with a BS from the school of business. For twenty-eight years, he was a sales representative for Central Supply Co. Lake Lemon was a very special place to John. Pete and Polly built a cottage on the lake in the mid 1950’s where many happy gatherings took place. Later, John and Linda owned their own houses on the lake for over 40 years. John enjoyed fishing on the lake and was an avid water skier. Lake Lemon friends and neighbors were a big part of John’s life. John and Linda enjoyed many years of traveling to the Bahamas, Hawaii, California, and Colorado. Vision Mission trips took them to Honduras and Africa. Survivors include his sister, Sara Ellis Wood (Tom); nephew, Christopher Wood (Audra); great-nephews, Ethan and Carter; niece, Elizabeth Wood Bays (Mark); great niece, Kate; great-nephew, Andy. John is also survived by his sister-in-law, Joyce Meleski (Jim); niece, Lori Pugh McLaughlin (Tim); great nephews, Declan and Liam; nephew, Zach Pugh (Amy); and great-niece Avia. The family will receive friends and relatives on Friday, November 6, 2015 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in Day & Deremiah-Frye Funeral Home, 4150 E Third St. Memorial contributions can be made to the Brown County Humane Society, P.O. 746, Nashville, IN 47448.


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Brian, Mary, Isaac & Will Lewis

November 6, 2015

Linda & Family - we are saddened by your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate John's life. He will be missed by all and was a wonderful man.

Dave & Michael Lockwood/Paxton

November 4, 2015

Remembering many, many great times at Lake Lemon going back about 40 years. John will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Lionel & Karen Sinn

November 4, 2015

Linda, Sara and families - we were so sorry to hear of John's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

November 4, 2015

Sara and family, So sorry for your loss. Remember the good times and blessings
your family has had together. Suan Hooten

November 4, 2015

We love you and our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Love, Jane and Neal Weber.

November 4, 2015

Linda, We are sincerely sorry to hear of John's passing. We think of you often and pray for your strength in such a difficult situation. Your love and care for John are an example to us all of the special bond you had with one another. We ask God to strengthen you in the days ahead. love, Tom and Karen Hampton

Carol and Gene Schnyder

November 4, 2015


We are so sorry to hear about John's passing. His navigation skills were legendary and envied by many. May you find strength in knowing that many friends and family are thinking about you at this difficult time.

Jan Trueblood

November 4, 2015

Thinking of you with love and remembering John's dry wit and humor with smiles.

Carol and Mayer Maloney

November 4, 2015

Our hearts are with you -
We are out of town this week and will not be able to see you on Friday. The memories we share through the years will always be special to us. We are very sad and admire your strength. Love to you -