Graveside services for AnnaLee Ellison, 86, Bakersfield, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at Udall Cemetery, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Ellison passed away at 8:40 p.m., Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Ozarks Medical Center.
She was born February 3, 1929, at Topeka, Kansas, to Author and Mary Perry. AnnaLee attended schools at Hogdanger, Udall and Bakersfield. On October 14, 1946, she was married at Dawt, Missouri, to Sheridan Ellison. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Ellison loved being with her family and enjoyed working in her garden and flower beds. She and her husband owned and operated Bakersfield Hardware Store for many years. She was an avid quilter and loved piecing quilts; she hand quilted over three-hundred quilts for family and friends over the years. Mrs. Ellison was an active member of the Bakersfield Lions Club, Bakersfield Community Club and has served thirty-nine years in the Bakersfield American Legion Auxiliary. Mrs. Ellison was of the Baptist faith.
She is survived by her husband of sixty-nine years, Sheridan Ellison; three children, Dianna Stover and husband, Larry, Bakersfield, Missouri, Elmalee Gargione and husband, Albert, of Bakersfield, Missouri and Eddie Ellison, Udall, Missouri; five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren, Kristi Edens and husband, John and their children, Keenan, Hayden and Miley, Justin Gargione and wife, Marsha and their children, Blake and Brooklynn, Jerry Stover and wife, Tina and their son, Isaac, Jennifer Johnston and husband, Darren and their children, Westin and Savannah, Terry Stover and wife, Amy and their sons, Avery, Riley, Corbin and Brady; one half-brother, Edward Ellison and wife, Margaret, Cherry Valley, Illinois; one half-sister, Dellie Rothgeb, Owasso, Oklahoma; and several nieces and nephews.
Her parents, step-father, Henly Ellison and eleven brothers and sisters, precede her in death.
Mrs. Ellison will lie in state from 5:00 until 9:00 p.m., Monday, at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Udall Cemetery and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.