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Hopkins - Rector Funeral Home

4 Percy L. Julian Drive, Greencastle, IN

OBITUARY

Melvin Wayne Ellis

June 5, 1924February 7, 2020

Melvin W. Ellis, 95 of Greencastle, passed away on Friday, February 7, 2020.

Born June 5, 1924 in Greencastle, he was the son of Cecil Paul and Katy (Harmon) Ellis and was a graduate of Greencastle High School “Class of 1942”.

He was a United States Army Veteran having served in the 97th Infantry Division Company D 322nd Medical Battalion during WWII. and was a member of the V.F.W.

Melvin was a self-employed carpenter and had worked at the Zinc Mill for 11 years.

He is survived by his children, Kenny W. Ellis, Wanda K (Dr. Jim) Blume, Linda F (Bob) Nichols, Donald (Carol) Ellis, William E. Ellis (Shirley), Russell W. (Janet) Ellis, and Rose Ann Ellis; 17 grandchildren, several great and great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine (Knauer) Ellis; parents; brother, Lloyd Ellis; daughter-in-law, Phyllis Ellis, and a granddaughter, Margaret Arevalo.

Private Graveside services will be held with military honors at the Boone-Hutcheson Cemetery.

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Lanie Burgett - Petty

February 12, 2020

My condolences to the Ellis family. You are all in my thoughts & prayers. Love & hugs to you Bill & Aunt Shirley.

Roger Knauer

February 10, 2020

We share your loss & celebrate the life of Melvin. Forever family.

KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

February 8, 2020

ON BEHALF OF THE COMRADES AND SISTERS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA YOU HAVE OUR DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE LOSS OF YOUR LOVED ONE AND OUR DEPARTED COMRADE.OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.SINCERELY VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS OF THE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF INDIANA STATE CHAPLAIN KEISTON R.HOLLOWAY

Amanda Cox

February 8, 2020

Grandpa will be sadly missed & forever loved. I will always treasure the memories & stories that were made when in his presence. I know I'll miss walking in & being called "Peanut " the most. Love ya Grandpa. Tell Grandma we love & miss her too & give her hugs & kisses from me & the kiddos.