Norman Glenn Ellis died Friday, December 20, 2013, at his home in Baldwin City, Kansas.
He was born July 10, 1938 in Cabool, Missouri, the son of Roy and Opal Faye Witson Ellis. He attended Cabool High School.
Mr. Ellis served in the U.S. Army from 1958 to 1960 and was stationed in Germany. After the Army, he worked for All Star Dairy. He was superintendent at the dairy and retired after 30 years with them
During his retirement, he worked security for Baker University. He enjoyed spending time outside on the farm, rooting on his Jayhawks, and southern gospel music. He was also an avid Chiefs and Royals fan. His greatest joy was having all his family and animals around him on the farm.
He married Sylvia Ann Stewart on January 21, 1961 in Archie, Missouri. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Norman Roy and Gregory, both of Overland Park, Kansas; one daughter, Carmen and husband David Masrud of Baldwin City, Kansas; his brothers, Gene and Roy Lee; his sisters, Delores Alexander, Bennie Sparks, Gess Owens, and Bonnie Thurman; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Rutheen Snellgroves; and a brother, Euing.
A graveside service with full military honors was held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City, Kansas.
The family suggests memorials to the Lawrence First Church of the Nazarene, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana, Lawrence, KS 66044.