Velma J. Ellis


(June 19, 1927 - June 30, 2011)

Velma J. Ellis died Friday, June 30, 2011 at the Long Term Care Center at West Park Hospital in Cody. She was 84.

She was born June 19, 1927 in Oklahoma to Noah and Telma (Carson) Spener.

She married Jack M. Ellis on June 18, 1945 in Wichita, Kans.

Velma lived in Rawlins and all over Kansas, and spent most of her life in Kansas.

She was a homemaker, and enjoyed sewing, quilting and embroidery.

She attended the United Pentecostal Church.

Velma was preceded in death by her parents and grandparents.

She is survived by her son, J.R. Ellis; daughters Sharon A. Kreitzer and Violet R. (Nathan O.) Splitstone; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

No local funeral services will be held.

Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at