Delores Ellis (Kennedy), 85

Obituary for Delores Ellis, 85, of Minatare, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Scottsbluff Care and Rehabilitation Center. Her Funeral Mass was held 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 3, 2019 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Scottsbluff with Father Vince Parsons officiating. A Vigil Service was held at 6:00 p.m., Thursday, May 2, 2019 at Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff. Inurnment followed in the East Lawn Cemetery at Minatare. Memorials may be made to St. Agnes Catholic Church for the window restoration project. Tributes of sympathy may be left at

Delores was born July 8, 1933, in Rosebud, SD to William and Susie (Emery) Kennedy. She shared a home with her parents and 16 brothers and sisters. She met and married the love of her life Frank Lee Ellis on June 1, 1953. They setup their home in Minatare, they had two sons and she lived every day in the home they created together until she suffered a stroke and needed 24 hour care.

She was so much more than just a wife, mother, grandmother, greatgrandmother and friend. She was full of faith, a fighter, a listener and a caregiver. She had a heart full of love for those closest to her and her own special way of expressing it to each one. She had an unbreakable faith that carried on even through turmoil and loss throughout her life. She willingly shared her faith with anyone who would listen and it has been passed on to the family she has left behind.

She enjoyed sewing and gardening for much of her life and more recently loved being a foster grandparent.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a number of her siblings, her son, Martin Ellis, and husband Frank Ellis.

"She is survived by her remaining siblings: son, David (Diane) Ellis of Gering; her grandchildren, Christopher (Katlyn) Ellis of Indianola, IA; Anthony Ellis and La Tessa Martin of Gering; and her three great-grandchildren, Christopher, Emerleigh and Crosby Ellis.

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