Clara Mae Ellis, 78, died December 3, 2018 at her residence due to a long extended illness. Her Funeral Service will be held Friday December 7, 2018 at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home, Middleport Ohio. Interment following at Gravel Hill Cemetery Cheshire, Ohio. Pastor James Keesee officiating burial.

She was born October 1, 1940 in Elizabeth Pennsylvania in a small house on Ella Hollow to the late Mildred V. Castle. Clara was married to Roy A. Ellis for 41 years until his passing in 1998, Clara and Roy raised nine Children and assisted with several grandchildren where they resided in Rutland Ohio from 1960 until present.

Clara was part owner of a Bait and Tackle shop in Racine Ohio in the 90’s as well as a waitress and deli clerk. Clara was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary Aerie 2171 Eagles Club and later in life a member of the Victory Baptist Church in Middleport, Ohio. Most of her life she was a wife, mother, homemaker and grandmother.

Clara and Roy raised nine children, Sharon (Ottie) Jarvis, David (Becky) Ellis, Ruth (Gene) Dent, Autumn (George) Thompson, Walter (Thelma) Ellis, George Ellis, April Burke, Bill (Chris) Ellis and Grandson Shannon Walker. Clara had multiples of grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Clara came from a large family, she was one of 16 siblings and loved each one with all her heart.

She was preceded in death by her husband Roy A. Ellis, Mother Mildred V. Castle, grandmother Elizabeth Jeffers, two sons Roy A. Ellis Jr, David Ellis and a son-in-law Michael Burke.

Funeral Service will be Friday, December 7, 2018 at Anderson McDaniel Funeral Home in Middleport Ohio with Pastor James Keesee Officiating Burial, Interment at Gravel Hill Cemetery Cheshire Ohio. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with funeral service at 1 p.m. Friday.