Donald Don L. Ellis

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Donald "Don" L. Ellis

May 23, 1933 - November 19, 2018

Donald Don L. Ellis Donald "Don" L. Ellis, 85, of Washington, passed away Monday, Nov. 19, 2018, in Washington.
He was born May 23, 1933, in Burns City, Indiana, to Orlief F. and Julia (Tittle) Ellis. He graduated from Odon High School in 1951. He was a retired U.S. Army veteran, serving in the Vietnam War, and later worked at Greenwood Hardware for over 20 years. He was a member of the American Legion and enjoyed fishing and woodworking.
He is survived by his wife, Carol (Sweeney) Ellis, whom he married May 29, 1960; son Terry (Teresa) Ellis of Washington; daughter Martha (Keith) Wampler of Bicknell; four grandchildren, J.D. Ellis, Kacey Ellis, Dylan Ellis and D.J. Wampler; three great-grandchildren, Hadley Ellis, Madeline Ellis and Amelia Ellis.
He is preceded in death by his parents; sisters Barbara Kester, Leota Ellis, Martha Sue Ellis; and brother John Ellis.
A graveside service will be held at 12:30 p.m.Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Sugarland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Ed Lee Mortuary North Chapel, 620 E. Viola Ave, Washington, Indiana. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Washington American Legion and VFW.
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Published on November 20, 2018
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Saturday November 24, 2018

Sugarland Memory Garden

4334 N. State Rd. 57, Washington, IN 47501


Saturday November 24, 2018

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ed Lee Mortuary North Chapel

620 East Viola Avenue, Washington, IN, USA

Graveside service

Saturday November 24, 2018

12:00 PM

Sugarland Memory Garden

4334 N. State Rd. 57, Washington, IN 47501


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