Blake-Lamb Funeral Home

4727 West 103Rd Street, Oak Lawn, IL


Betty Jane Ellis

July 28, 1945July 15, 2019

Betty Jane Ellis passed away July 15, 2019. She was the matriarch of an immensely proud family. As her family grew, Betty remained its nucleus and provider of unwavering love. Hosting weekly dinners, she happily accepted responsibility for keeping everyone together and close. Her house was constantly filled with loud laughter that she enjoyed more than anything in the world. Until the very end, Betty thought of others first and enriched the lives of all those that were lucky enough to know her.

Betty was a devoted member of St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church where she made lifelong friends and served as a reliable fixture in many capacities with the Ladies' Philoptochos including as past President.

Betty was the loving wife for 51 years to Christ Ellis; beloved mother to Peter (Jennifer), Nicholas, Theodore (Danielle), and John (Kristy); adored Yia Yia to Mary, Maria, the late Chris, Molly, Evelyn, and Theodore; cherished sister to Maria (George), the late Marina, the late Theodore, and George (Sally).

Visitation will be Friday, July 19, 2019 from 3:00 pm-9:00 pm at Blake-Lamb Funeral Home (4727 W. 103rd St.; Oak Lawn, IL 60453) with a Trisagion service at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will be Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11:00 am at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church(10301 Kolmar Ave.; Oak Lawn, IL 60453). She will be laid to rest in Fairmount Willow Hill Memorial Park. Luncheon to follow at Greek Islands in Lombard.


  • Visitation Friday, July 19, 2019
  • Trisagion Friday, July 19, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 20, 2019
  • Interment Saturday, July 20, 2019


Betty Jane Ellis

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Dean Demos

July 19, 2019

Mrs. Ellis and the whole Ellis family are cherished family friends who were always there when anyone needed anything- Extremely generous, kind and compassionate! Our sincerest condolences - Voula, George, Sarah, Dean, Paulie and Alexi Demos!
May her Memory be Eternal!!

Richard Farrell MD

July 18, 2019

I had the privilege of providing medical care to Mrs. Ellis. Despite many health challenges she remained upbeat and a wonderful wife mother grandmother and friend to all. It was a pleasure to know her, my condolences to her wonderful husband and family