ELOISE ‘ELLIE’ FLEMING
Eloise “Ellie” Fleming, 80, Wellsville, passed away Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, at her home with family by her side.
Cremation is planned. Memorial services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Wilson’s Funeral Home, Wellsville. Visitation is set for 10 a.m. Saturday.
Eloise “Ellie” Fleming was born March 12, 1933, in Wilmore, Kan., the daughter of Lester Paul Sr. and Clarice Estella (McMillen) Fry.
She grew up on a farm in Wilmore, one of eight children, and graduated from Wilmore High School in 1951.
She married Floyd “Sonny” Fleming July 26, 1953, in Wilmore at the Christian church. They celebrated 60 years of marriage together before her passing.
She had been in the Wellsville area since 1975, after living in Shawnee, Kan., and Chicago for many years.
Her life was devoted and dedicated to her family.
She made learning about anything an enjoyable and fun experience. Ellie was an avid reader.
She was very active with her husband in the Abdallah Shrine, earning the title of First Lady in 1999.
She traveled extensively with her husband on the their motorcycle and will be missed by her family, her precious dogs and all those who knew and loved her.
Survivors include her husband, of the home; daughter, Rhonda Fleming, Wellsville; daughter, Debra Garbe and husband, David, Fountain Hills, Ariz.; daughter, Sally Luman and husband, Mike, Plano, Ill.; daughter, Sharon Caruthers, Wellsville; son, Michael Fleming and wife, Kathy, Mustang, Okla.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Jo Mathews, Carol Swaney, Barbara Delaney and Doris Fry; two brothers, Lester Fry Jr., and John Fry; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, Bill Fry.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Grace Hospice or the Shriner’s Hospital for Children through Wilson’s Funeral Home, PO Box 486, Wellsville KS 66092.