Martha Opal Ellis
Martha Opal Ellis, 66 years, 10 days, died at 2:40 a.m. 
Thursday, Oct. 12, 2006 at St. Mary's Good Samaritan Hospital 
in Mt. Vernon, Ill. She worked at St. Mary's Good Samaritan 
Hospital in the laundry department, worked at the Mt. Vernon 
Garment Factory and later retired from working as a cook and 
baker at Opal's. 

Mrs. Ellis was born Wednesday, Oct. 2, 1940 in Jefferson County, 
Ill. to Lewis Morgan an Margaret Opal (Beckham) Morgan. She married 
William L. "Bill" Ellis, Sr., on March 11, 1961 and he preceded her 
in death on June 8, 1996. 

Funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 at 
Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Ill. Rev. Larry Jones will officiate. 
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 at Hughey 
Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Ill. Burial will take place at South Hickory 
Hill Cemetery in Jefferson County, Ill. 

Mrs. Ellis is survived by three sons, William L. "Bill", Jr., 
and wife Karen of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Bruce Ellis of Mt. Vernon, Ill., 
and Tommy Ellis of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; two daughters, Brenda Ellis of Mt. 
Vernon, Ill. and Susan Ellis of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; five brothers, Enoch 
Morgan and wife Dorothy of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Rob Morgan and wife Patsy 
of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Terry "Bush" Morgan of Mt. Vernon, Ill., Charlie 
Morgan and wife Debbie of Mt. Vernon, Ill., and Jim Morgan and wife Betty 
of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; four sisters, Lucy Webb of MT. Vernon, Ill., Linda 
Smith and husband Kenny of Mt. Vernon, Ill, Pat Chelf of Bluford, Ill, 
and Virginia Wheeler of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; two granddaughters, Martha 
and Abigail Ellis of Mt. Vernon, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews 
also survive. 

Her parents, husband, one son, Carl Ellis; four brothers, 
Van, Randall, Lewis and John Morgan; two sisters, Mabel Cates and Jane 
Melton; and her in-laws, Albert and Mabel Ellis preceded her in death. 

Martha was a member of Modern Woodmen and was Christian by faith. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where 
you may call 618-242-3348 or visit for 
further information. 

Date: 14 Oct 2006  
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by:  Robert W. Loman

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