Nora A. (Beaver) Ellis, age 100, formerly of Neosho, died on Aug. 26, 2017 at Lacoba Homes in Monett, Mo.

Nora was born on Feb. 16, 1917, in Ritchey, Mo., the daughter of Oscar A. and Pearl (York) Beaver. She attended Ritchey School and moved to Neosho in 1947 where she was a homemaker and raised her family.

Nora Ellis

She enjoyed raising her four sons and daughter; her family was her life. She resided in Neosho for over 70 years and was a member of the Neosho United Methodist Church.

Nora married the love of her life, Robert Ira Ellis, on Feb. 20, 1937, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 1996. She and Bob made many road trips over the years to visit children and grandchildren. They also enjoyed many “Good Sam’s Club” camping trips.

Nora is survived by: a daughter, Beverly Martin; four sons, Lane Ellis and wife, Frances, Rex Ellis and wife, Elaine, Gale Ellis and wife, Sheila, and Dale Ellis and wife, Gail; a sister-in-law, Opal Allen; 11 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Nora is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Sept. 1, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. The Rev. Mitchell Jarvis will officiate. Interment will follow in Neosho Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday evening at Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, from 6-7 pm.

Contributions in memory of Nora may be made to the Neosho United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Clark Funeral Home, P.O. Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.

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Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho, Mo.


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