Ellen Lee Hovis 88 of Jerseyville, Il. formerly of Maroa, Il. passed away 7:57 A.M. December 29, 2018 at her family residence, Jerseyville, Il.


Services will be 11 A.M. Friday, January 4, 2019  at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, Il. with Rev. Michael Trotter officiating. Burial will follow at Bellflower Cemetery, Bellflower, Il. Visitation will be 10 – 11 A.M. Friday, January 4, 2019 at the funeral home.


Memorials may be directed to Ellen Lee Hovis Memorial Fund.


Ellen was born April 27, 1930 in Parma, Missouri the daughter of Dewey and Mary (Arnold) Shipley. She married Billy Gene Hovis July 24, 1947 in New Madrid, Missouri. He passed away August 14, 1996.


Survivors include her children, Barbara Ann (Ken) Dutchik, Pineville, Louisiana.; Vickie Melissa (Vernon) Timcke, Jerseyville, Il.; Daughter-in-Law; Lori Hovis, Clinton, Il.; 8 Grandchildren; 4 Step-Grandchildren; 16 Great-Grandchildren; 19 Step-Great-Granchildren Siblings, Alma Jean (Rev. Jimmy) Trotter, Nashville, TN; Scarlet Butler, St. Louis, MO.


Ellen was preceded in death by her Parents, 2 Sons, Jim and Benny, 1 Daughter, Marcia and 2 Brothers.


Ellen retired from Todd Uniform, Clinton, Il. after 20 years of service. She was a member of Eastland Baptist Church, Jerseyville, Il.


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