ANSEL GORDON ELLISON 92 OF SPRINGFIELD, MO. Feb 4 2008 Death born Dec,14 1915
Ansel Gordon Ellison Ansel G. Ellison, 92, of Springfield, passed on to his heavenly home Monday,t February 4, 2008, at Chris tian Health Care West. Ansel was born December 14, 1915, to Sherman and Artie Artie Ellison in Ava, Missouri. He graduated from Ava High School and attended Draughn's Business College! in Springfield. He met andl married LaVerne Rob--ertson, Rob--ertson, Rob--ertson, Rob--ertson, his wife and partner of 68 years, on June 25, 1939. He devoted most of his professional career to B.F. Goodrich as a traveling shoe salesman. He also enjoyed enjoyed farming in his retirement years. Ansel was a longtime member of Second Baptist Church. He loved Sunday school class and served as an usher in the church for many years. He was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge. He dedicated his life to serving the Lord and taking care of his family. He was a loving husband and the best father anyone could ask for. He was always there for his family when they needed encouragement. encouragement. He gave his love freely to all of his family family and friends. Ansel loved people and never met a stranger, always valuing their friendship. He was so special to so many people. His family and friends will never forget their fondest memories of his love, kindness kindness and warmth. He will be forever in our hearts. Ansel is survived by his wife, LaVerne; two sons, Richard of Springfield and Ronald of Overland Park, Kansas; daughter-in-law daughter-in-law daughter-in-law daughter-in-law daughter-in-law Laurie; three grandchildren, Samantha and Andrew "Bo" of Overland Park, Kansas, and Jeff of Jefferson City, Missouri; sister' Naomi Hay-nes Hay-nes Hay-nes of Lancaster, Virginia; niece Judy Roper of Lancaster, Lancaster, Virginia; nephew Jim Haynes of Mt. Vernon, Missouri; Missouri; and cousins, J.G. Heinlein of Ava, Missouri, and Norma llene Mauldin of Springfield, Missouri. There will be a visitation at 1 p.m. Saturday, February February 9, 2008, at Gorman-Scharpf Gorman-Scharpf Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home, 1947 E. Seminole, Springfield, Missouri 65804. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Riv-ermonte Riv-ermonte Riv-ermonte Cemetery, 4500 S. Lone Pine, Springfield, Missouri. The family would like to express their deepest appreciation appreciation to Anna, Crystal, Twyla and the other health care workers of C-Wing C-Wing C-Wing at Christian Health Care West and the Regional Hospice team. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Second Baptist Church, Alzheimer's Association Association or Southwest Missouri or Regional Hospice. ! 1 " s - ?