Mary Jane Ellis, 62, of Geneva, formerly of Elburn, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by the love and prayers of her family, on Wednesday, June 5, 2013, following a long battle with cancer that eventually took her body, but never her spirit.
She is survived by her loving husband, Jack Ellis; five children, Ricky Seals, Susan (Joe) Schumacher, Debra Anne Ellis, Denise Renee Ellis and Deanna Katherine Ellis; five grandchildren, Cecily Seals, Samantha Jo Ellis, Jessica Renee Schumacher, Jayson Brandon Schumacher and Emma Elaine Schumacher; four siblings, Jim Hewitt, Bill (Mary) Hewitt, Dee Heunsser and Marlene Hewitt; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a countryside of friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Sam and Clara Hewitt; her father and mother in-law, William and Sophie Ellis; one sister, Lois Carr; one sister-in-law, Anne Hewitt; two brothers-in-law, John Richards and Russ Heunsser; as well as several aunts and uncles.
Following cremation, private services will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in her name to benefit cancer research. Checks may be made to the “Mary Jane Ellis Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.