Gary C. Ellis: In Our Care ~ February 13, 2020

Maryville, Mo…… 
Gary C. Ellis, 77, Maryville, Mo., went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 13, 2020.He passed away at his home, surrounded by the angels of heaven and his beloved wife and family. 
Gary was born in rural Gentry County, Missouri, on the family farm, on April 8, 1942, to Marsh H. and Ruby  P. (McGinley) Ellis.
He went to King City High School, graduating in 1960.
On February 24, 1979, Gary married the former Jacqueline Key of Lennox, Iowa.
Gary’s early job history included Dugdale’s Meat Packing, and management of Place’s Department Stores in N.W. Missouri and S.W. Iowa. 
Always a farmer and cattleman at heart,  Gary became a leader in the N.F.O. (National Farmers Organization), and the Great Plains Cattle Co., for which  He traveled all across the midwest and western states as a keynote speaker.
Gary retired in recent years from Consumer’s Oil Co. in Maryville.
His passion for raising cattle included the breeding of many varieties of beef and “Beefalo”, which was quite popular for a time. 
Gary was an expert gardener, a quality learned from his dad, and his labors produced everything from gooseberries, currants, strawberries, to fruit trees of every variety, a vineyard, and all the staples of a well stocked household. 
He was an excellent cook and home canner, in his own right.
Gary’s culinary delights were enjoyed by many, not to mention his homemade wines. 
He especially loved wildlife and the great outdoors. 
Gary was an avid hunter and fisherman. Hand fishing, harvesting wild game, mushroom hunting and the like. 
His children joyfully recall the many times he would bring home an orphaned raccoon, badger, rabbit, possum, geese, or deer. 
Survivors include: his loving wife of 40+ years, Jacquie, of the home,  children,  David Ellis, Agency, Mo., Rick (Shirley) Ellis, Colchester, Ct.,, Marcia (Jonathan) Garlock,  Maysville, Mo., Jeanette (Dwayne) Reeder, Del Ray Beach, Fl., Scott Ellis, Kansas City,  Mo.,Grandchildren, Jonathan (Anna) Garlock, King City, Mo., Keely (Mike) Westfall, Ft. Collins, Co., Philip Ellis,  Colchester, Ct., Krystin King, St. Joseph, Mo., Heather (Justin) Summy, St. Joseph, Mo., Marissa (Tyson) Moran, St. Joseph, Mo., Ashley (John) Miles, San Diego, Ca.,Great grandchildren,  England, Jonny, Nora, Olivia, Liam, Lincoln, Piper, Jax, Coleman, Gracie, Lani, and a multitude of other relatives and a host of dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Wayne Ellis, and nephew Clint Marshall. 
Funeral service will be held at the Countryside Christian Church in Maryville, Mo., on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 2 p.m., with  Pastor Jonathan Garlock Sr.,of Pleasant Hill Church and Pastor Jonathan Garlock Jr., of First Christian Church officiating.
Christian Burial will follow at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Maryville.
Visitation will be held at the Countryside Christian Church, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. 
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Turner Family Funeral Home of Maysville,Mo.
Memorials: to the Pleasant Hill Children’s & Youth Camp in care of the Turner Family Funeral Home. 
Online Condolences: turnerfamilyfuneral.com 


13 Responses to “Gary C. Ellis: In Our Care ~ February 13, 2020”

  1. Jean Parrish February 15, 2020 at 5:07 am #

    Thinking of you Marcia. My dad talked about your grandparents many times over the years. I know what a loss this is in your life. God bless you and all your family.

    Jean Marsh Parrish

  2. Debbie Carman February 15, 2020 at 3:18 pm #

    I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for comfort for you, and your family.

  3. Kathi February 15, 2020 at 6:06 pm #

    Jacquie..so sorry to learn about Gary
    Keeping you in my prayers at this difficult time

    Kathi Haynes Braby

  4. Susan Horn February 15, 2020 at 8:47 pm #

    Jacquie, I am so sorry to hear about Gary . He was really a great person. He was always friendly and his wine was the best! Love and prayers go out to you and your family! An old friend Susan Horn

  5. Larry Evans February 15, 2020 at 8:59 pm #

    Our sympathies and prayers are with you and your family at your loss. Gary and I were classmates at King City and had some good times. Larry and Vinnie Evans Eldon, Missouri.

  6. Ingrid Aldridge February 16, 2020 at 2:39 am #

    Praying for you all!! Grace and comfort to you all!!!

  7. Stephen House February 16, 2020 at 3:53 am #


    My deepest sympathy in your moments of grief. May God and your loving family give you comfort at this time of your loss.

    Steve and Laura House

  8. Mike and Meredith Klamm February 16, 2020 at 9:08 am #

    Jeanette, We are so sorry to hear of your fathers passing. In reading his obituary, he was obviously a very hardworking, and interesting man. Our prayers and love go out to you and your family.

  9. Jewel&SteveNichols February 16, 2020 at 9:11 pm #

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Steve & I have so many found memories of your Grandparents, Marsh and Ruby Ellis. Each one of u Kids, David, Rick, Marcia and Jeanette and your Dad Gary and his brother Wayne. Your cousins Debbie and Doug. Our hearts ache for you all and the loss of your Dad. There’s a song out that says “Love the ones that God gives u because one day He’ll want them back.” Sending love and prayers!❤️

  10. Susan White February 17, 2020 at 12:56 am #

    Sorry to hear about Gary. I don’t know if you remember me or not. I worked with you at St Francis hospital years ago.and lived in Rosendale Mo. My husband Bob passed awqy 2 years ago and I now live in Denver Co where my 3 boys and grandchildren live. Take care and God be with you.
    Susan White

  11. Ada (Lucas) Calendine February 17, 2020 at 1:59 am #

    Jacquie, my deepest condolences to you and your family at this sad time. May you find comfort in God’s promise of eternal life through his Son, Jesus Christ and know that others are thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort for you and your family at this sad and tender time.

  12. Ada Lucas Calendine February 19, 2020 at 12:21 am #

    Jacquie, I am so sorry for your loss. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  13. Lary and Vickie Christensen February 19, 2020 at 12:55 am #

    Our hearts and hugs extend out to you and your family. Always enjoyed Gary’s wit and he will be missed by many. Prayers of healing hearts for all.

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