The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

June 29, 2013

Ted Ellis


DANVILLE — Ted Ellis, 82, passed away at 12:58 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at St. Anthony Hospital in Effingham.

He was born Aug. 23, 1930, in Danville, the son of Mary Mann Ellis and Ted Ellis Sr.

He married Helen Hamer, who preceded him in death in 1981.

Survivors include five boys, Michael (Annetta) Ellis of Germany, Steve (Shari) Ellis of Fairmount, Todd Ellis of Danville, Tim Ellis of Danville and Kevin (Janene) Ellis of Georgetown; one sister, Nancy Dunn of Hurst, Texas; 16 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Ted worked at KIK in Hegeler as a security guard. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing and playing poker with his buddies. Ted bowled his only 300 game at the age of 70, and was an avid Cardinals and Illini fan.

Per Ted’s wishes, there will be no services. Entombment will be at Sunset Memorial Park in Danville. Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, A Life Celebration Home, in Danville is in charge of arrangements.

Donations may be made to the Brain Injury Association,, or the Make-a-Wish Foundation.

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