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John Ellis

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John Earl Ellis, 71, Humboldt, passed away Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at his home. John was born Nov. 20, 1945, in rural Piqua, the son of Floyd and Dorothy (Rourk) Ellis. He graduated from Humboldt High School.
On Nov. 20, 1966, John married Sandra (Sandy) Morrison at United Methodist Church in LaHarpe. They enjoyed 50 years of marriage and had two sons, David and Tim. She survives him at their home.
John enjoyed farming and working with his cattle. He was a past board member of the Piqua Farmers Co-op, Kansas Livestock Association, and the Humboldt Recreation Commission.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by sons David Ellis, Piqua, and Tim and wife Sara Ellis, Humboldt; grandchildren Alexa Faith Ellis, Humboldt, and Nora Marie Ellis, Humboldt; a brother, William and wife Cathey Ellis, Iola; an aunt, uncle, cousins, nieces and nephews and many friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Countryside Funeral Home – Humboldt Chapel. A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday,  at DeWitt Cemetery in rural Humboldt. Online condolences may be left at:  www.countrysidefh.com.
Memorials have been suggested to Horizon Hospice and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home, Countryside Funeral Home 908 Central, Humboldt, KS 66748.

OBITUARIES

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