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Joyce Lee Ellis

Mrs. Joyce Lee Ellis, 79, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2010, at her home.

She was born on February 1, 1931 in Cowell, Arkansas, the daughter of James A. and Lilly L. (Lambdin) Smith.

Joyce was united in marriage to Billy J. Ellis on June 6, 1950, and to this union, one daughter, Billie Jo, was born. Joyce was a loving wife and mother. She was a very hard worker and loved to bake and tend to the garden as long as her health permitted.

Joyce was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Billy J. Ellis; and a brother, James Smith.

She is survived by her daughter, Billie Jo Ellis of the home; three sisters, Anna Sain and Danace Phillips of Cabool and Carol Lynch of Newark, California; as well as many other relatives, neighbors and friends. She will be dearly missed by those who knew and loved her.

Services were at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 5, 2010, at the funeral home chapel with Leon Slape and Chris Cobb officiating. Pallbearers were Danny Dean, Mark Decker, Randy Decker, Paul Anderson, J.E. Rich, Junior Steely, Brad Steely and Keith Swisher. Interment was in Bethel Cemetery at Elk Creek, Missouri, under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.

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