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Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home

920 Central Ave, Connersville, IN

OBITUARY

Harold J Ellison Sr.

January 29, 1936December 31, 2019
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Harold J. Ellison Sr., 84, of Connersville, passed away December 31, 2019, in Florida, while on vacation. He was born January 29, 1936, in Corbin, Kentucky to the late Jermie and Mattie Brewer Ellison. Harold lived in Connersville his whole life and was a graduate of Connersville High School. He furthered his education at Purdue University, Ivy Tech, I.U. East and attended many seminars. On May 22, 1993 Harold married the former Linda Suveges in Connersville. He worked at Connersville Utilities for 52 years, starting at the waste water treatment plant and working his way up to the position of utilities manager before retiring in 2008. He was a devoted member of the Eagles, Amvets, Elks and the V.F.W. He loved sports of all kinds especially I.U., the Colts, the Broncos, and Butler University. Harold had many awards from the utilities industry; The Water Wheel Award, Water and Waste Water Operations Professional of the Year, recognition of fifty years of service from the Southern Indiana Operators Association, and Utility Manager of the Year from the Alliance of the Indiana Rural Water Association. Harold also served as secretary, vice president and president for the South East Section of Indiana American Water Association, and Southern Indiana Operators Association. He also served on several committees for the State Water and Waste Associations. In addition to his parents, Harold is preceded in death by his brothers: Donald Ellison, Raymond Ellison, Billy Ellison, Charles Ellison, Kenneth Ellison, Robert Ellison; Sisters: Reatha Wilson, Jean Neukam. Harold is survived by his wife Linda of 26 years; Son: Harold Ellison Jr. and wife Julie of Walland, TN; Daughters: Mary Alice Mcavene, Susan Welliver both of Crawfordsville, Indiana; Debbie Hemmerling Riley of Greenfield, Indiana; Step-son: Jim Smolik of Richmond, Indiana; Step-daughter: Tammie Dunn of Sugar Grove, Illinois; 12 Grandchildren; 4 Step-Grandchildren; 5 Great grandchildren; 1 Step-Great grandson; a sister: Judy Walker and husband Bill of Indianapolis; many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with Pastor Chris Lovett officiating. Friends may visit the Funeral Home Friday, January 10, 2020, from 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, January 11 from 12p.m till service time of service. Memorial contributions may be made to The Ew Tatman Underprivileged Children Christmas Fund, 921 N Central Ave, Connersville, IN 47331 or Crosspointe Biker Church. For more information log onto www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com

Services

  • Visitation for Family & Friends Friday, January 10, 2020
  • Visitation for Family & Friends Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 11, 2020
  • Graveside Service Saturday, January 11, 2020

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James Orr

January 10, 2020

Dear Linda,

Patti and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Harold's unexpected and sudden passing. I still vividly recall uniting the two of you in marriage. Unfortunately, we will be unable to attend Harold's calling hours this afternoon. Carrie Zapfe, our oldest daughter's, Father in Law passed in Greenwood Tuesday afternoon. We will be attending his calling hours this afternoon which co-inside with Harold's calling hours. Please extend to all of the members of Harold's Family our heart-felt condolences upon his passing. With all of you, we claim for Harold The Certain Promise of our Christian Belief in The Resurrection of The Dead. Beyond the door of Death, we celebrate the new life Harold now enjoyed with God in his Eternal Kingdom.

In Christian Love,
Jim and Patti Orr

Carole and Ova Fields

January 8, 2020

classmate and friend--so sorry for your loss.

Shirley Isaacs (Cain)

January 8, 2020

Tammie and Debbie, so sorry to hear of Harold's passing. Lots of good memories on Vermont Ave. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love you!

Vicki Ledford McCarty

January 8, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with all who knew and loved Harold. May God comfort you with His peace and love.

Lora Wheeler

January 8, 2020

My heart is broken. Harold, you were such a good man and loved by everyone. I'm sure you were welcomed by all your family and friends and most importantly by our savior, Jesus Christ, into your heavenly home. We will take care and comfort Linda, until you two are reunited again. You have left a big hole in the hearts and lives of everyone who knew and loved you.

Gilda McClure Lewis

January 8, 2020

Hal was my “ other dad” growing up. He was so kind to all us kids! I loved seeing him around town and he’d say “Linda that’s one of my girls”. Heaven gained a special man. Prayers of comfort for you and all the family. God Bless

Dick and Mary Helen Hankins

January 7, 2020

Dear Linda and family, may you find peace in the days ahead. Harold was loved and respected by so many. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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