Shirley Jean Ellison, 82, of Lexington passed away April 28, 2020 at her home. Due to current circumstances, the family will have private services. Burial will be in Lexington Memory Gardens Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family in care of Shirley Kumm. Memories and condolences may be left at www.LedfordFamilyFH.com
Shirley was born April 19, 1938. She was raised in Lawson, Missouri by her parents, Bill and Myrtle (Wormsley) Stockton. She worked as a CNA for Lafayette Manor Nursing Home, being recognized many times as Employee of the Month. She retired after 37 years. She married Clarence Ellison in Lexington on October 31, 1953. He preceded her in death on December 28, 2002. At the age of 55 she received her High School diploma and her driver’s license. Shirley was a member of Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witness in Bates City and enjoyed spending time with her family.
Survivors include her children, Shirley Ann Kumm, David Ellison and wife Bonita, and, Allen Ellison all of Lexington; brothers, Bob Hendricks of Independence, John Stockton of Richmond, Donald Stockton and wife Jessica of Rockville, Missouri and Alvie Gene Hendricks and wife Betty of Little Rock, Arkansas; sisters, Nellie Hageman and husband John of Kansas City, Missouri, Connie Powell and husband David of Richmond and LaVern Hendricks of Texas; 14 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and was loved by many.
Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Myrtle Stockton and Alvie Hendricks; son, (in infancy) Bob Martin Ellison; granddaughter, Mary Katherine Summers; brother, Joe Hendricks, sister Eva Ramseyer; son in law, Lee Kumm; and father and mother in law, Clarence and Katherine Ellison.