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Lloyd Van Ellis, 71 – Passed June 5, 2020

Lloyd Van Ellis, 71, of Cabool, Missouri, passed away on June 5, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

He was born May 11, 1949 in Cabool, the son of Delmar and Levena (Archer) Ellis.

Van completed high school in Cabool and went to college for his bachelor of arts degree in English from Missouri State University in Springfield. After a short stay in California, he married his wife of 35 years in St. Louis on June 12, 1985. He then completed his master of arts degree in computer programming at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, and went on to work most of his adult life in information technology, most recently for NewStream Enterprises, a branch of Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation. He was an avid bird watcher his entire life, and loved reading, writing and cinema. He just completed his most recent writing project, a history of the Civil War in Texas County involving several families still local to the area.

Van was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Lindel Ellis.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Felicia Kay Ellis; his brother-in-law, Al Hooker; his son, Colin Ellis and wife Keely of Licking, Missouri; grandchildren, Liam and Thea Ellis; his daughter, Elizabeth Ellis of Springfield, Missouri; his brother, Donald Ellis of Fordland, Missouri; his sisters, Venita McCart and husband Gary of Pekin, Illinois, Janice McCain of Springfield, Missouri, and Debbie Murr of Lebanon, Missouri.

Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, June 15, 2020, at Cabool Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool. Online condolences may be made at

In lieu of flowers the family has requested contributions to the National Audubon Society c/o the funeral home or online at