Ray Ellis Obituary

Ray D. Ellis
Ray D. Ellis
Ray D. Ellis

November 30, 1930 - November 11, 2008
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Ray Dean Ellis, 77, was called home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 15, at Iles Funeral Homes - Westover Chapel in Des Moines. In agreement with Ray's wishes, cremation rites will follow the service on Saturday and private committal services will take place at a later date.

Ray was born the son of Samuel Reason and Josephine Rothwell Ellis on November 30, 1930 in Ada, OH. He married Raie Maureen Hill on April 4, 1953 in Edgeware, England and to this union, two daughters were born: Lesley and Sharon. In 1955, Mr. & Mrs. Ellis moved to Omaha, NE, where they resided until 1972, when they moved to Iowa. Ray was employed with the United States Air Force for more than 20 years, when he retired as a Technical Sergeant in 1970. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed collecting trains.

He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 55 years, Raie Ellis of Urbandale; daughters, Lesley Havlik and her husband Ken of Blaine, MN and Sharon Strand and her husband Alan also of Urbandale; one brother, Sam Ellis of Findlay, OH; and six grandchildren, Michael, Brad (Vicky), Matthew (Michele), Jessica, Danielle and Nathan. Ray was preceded into eternal life by his parents and seven brothers and sisters.

The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, November 14, at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family has respectfully requested that any memorial contributions be made to either Mercy Hospice in Johnston or American Cancer Society.

ARRANGEMENTS BY ILES FUNERAL HOMES ~ WESTOVER CHAPEL.

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Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Friday, November 14, 2008
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Westover Funeral Home
PENDING
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Saturday, November 15, 2008
1:00 PM

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Mercy Hospice Johnston
5820 Winwood Drive
Johnston, IA 50131