Steve Ellis
Steve Ellis, 45, of Nason departed this Earth to be with 
his heavenly father 5:07 p.m. June 21, 2005, at his residence 
in Nason. He was a driver for Beck Bus Co. until his health failed. 

Mr. Ellis was born Dec. 29, 1959, in Millington, Tenn., to Leslie and 
Patricia A. (Oliver) Ellis. He married Kathy (Hall) Ellis April 21, 1990 
in Kentucky; she survives. 

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday at Calvary United 
Pentecostal Church in Mt. Vernon. The Rev. Steve Edwards will officiate. 
Interment will follow at Abner Cemetery in Nason. A military flag 
presentation service will be conducted by the chaplain of American Legion 
Post 141 in Mt. Vernon. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Calvary 
United Pentecostal Church in Mt. Vernon and from noon until the service time 
Friday at the church. 

Mr. Ellis is survived by his wife, Kathy Ellis of Nason; two daughters, 
Stephanie Ellis of Nason and Vicki Ellis of Nason; a son, Justin Kimple 
of Mt. Vernon; his father, Leslie Ellis and wife Ramona of Mt. Vernon; 
his mother, Pat Hicks of Mt. Vernon; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, 
Kenny and Norma Hall; three brothers, Mike Ellis and wife Cindy of Mt. Vernon, 
Mark Ellis and wife Kelly of Mt. Vernon and Tim Ellis and wife Carla of Mt. 
Vernon; and several nieces and nephews, along with the many children he 
ministered to in foster care. 

He was preceded in death by his grandparents. 

Mr. Ellis was a beloved and active church member of Calvary United Pentecostal 
Church. He has many friends and family members whom he welcomed with open arms 
and great hospitality. He was well loved by many and that is how he will be 
remembered. He will be forever missed by many as a person who was joyous and 
totally in love with his savior, Jesus Christ our God. He was a veteran 
of the U.S. Navy. 

For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Stephanie and Vicki Ellis 
College Trust Fund and will be accepted at the funeral home or may be mailed 
to Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, Mt. Vernon, IL 62864. Arrangements have 
been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home, where you may call 242-3348 
for more information. 

Date: 24 Jun 2005   
Source: Register-News, Mt Vernon IL
Submitted by: Robert W. Loman

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