CHARLINE ROSE ELLIS, 91, of Decatur, IL formerly of Lansing, IL passed away at 4:08 A.M. on Monday, October 8, 2018 at Mason Point in Sullivan, IL.
Graveside funeral services were held at the Concordia Cemetery in Hammond, IN at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Rev. Michael Pennanen officiated. The Edwards Funeral Home assisted with arrangements.
Charline was born on January 15, 1927 in Hammond, IN. She was a daughter of Edward and Verna (Westphal) Groth. She married Roy Thomas Ellis on October 12, 1946 in Hammond, IN. He passed away on August 2, 2014.
She is survived by her son, Mark Thomas Ellis and his wife Karen (Dunlap) Ellis of Dalton City, IL; three grandchildren, Renee Weaver and her husband Andrew of Naperville, IL, Christine Weatherington and her husband Cee of The Colony, TX, and Michael Ellis of Dalton City, IL; two great-grandsons, Derek Weatherington and Lucas Weaver. Charline also has one great-granddaughter on the way.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Jack Groth.
Charline was active in the Lansing Jr. Women's Club, was an active bridge player, and served as an election judge.
She attended First Presbyterian Church, Hammond,Indiana since birth, and was an active member for 77 years until moving to Decatur, Illinois in 2004. She then attended Mt. Zion Presbyterian Church in her later years.
At church, she served as a deacon, was active in the arts & crafts, and sang in the choir.
Charline enjoyed cooking, baking, and spending time with family. Her grandchildren were always her delight, and she enjoyed doing fun things with them.