Delores Marie Ellis

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Delores Marie Ellis

Fri, 07/17/2020 - 03:31
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Delores Marie Ellis, 69, of Orrick, died Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at her home, surrounded by her loving family.

Delores was born on Dec. 26, 1950, in Orrick, the daughter of Avil Jacob and Betty Marie (Farris) Heitman. She was united in marriage to Norman “Norm” Ellis of Orrick on Nov. 20, 1987. He survives of the home.

Additional survivors include two daughters, Amy J. (Chris) Hershberger of Parkville and Michelle Craig of Orrick; six grandchildren, Spencer Chillis, Olivia Hershberger, Kaitlyn Rowan, Chloe Craig, Layne Craig and Landon Craig; two brothers, Orville “Gene” Heitman of Lexington and Michael Heitman of Orrick; and a sister, Alesia (Mark) Sullard of Richmond.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Pat Heitman and Daniel Jacob Heitman.

Delores lived most of her life in the Orrick area. She was a housewife and homemaker. Delores worked earlier in her life for Price Candy in Richmond and American Wilcon in Orrick. She was an avid animal lover and especially enjoyed riding horses. Delores enjoyed flowers. She will be dearly missed by all her family and friends.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to St. Jude’s Hospital for Children. They can be left at or mailed to Thurman Funeral Home, 507 E. Main St.-P.O. Box 190, Richmond, MO 64085.

Visitation with funeral services occurred Tuesday, July 14, 2020, at Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond, with visitation beginning at 1 p.m. and services at 2 p.m. Burial took place at Cravens Cemetery.

Ceremonies entrusted to Thurman Funeral Home, Richmond. Share your memories of Delores with the family by visiting