Malone G Ellis, 72 of rural Gilman, died Monday, July 29, 2013 at
St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield. He was born on August 11,
1940 in Cornell to the late Gene and Marsella “Micke” (Killoy)
Ellis. He grew up in the Pershing area and went to Gilman High
school. Malone married Jean Ruse on March 25, 1961. The
couple started farming in the Donald area. They moved after the
DNR bought that farm and then they moved to their current farm
east of Hannibal. The couple farmed there until Malone started
driving over the road trucking 18 years ago.
Malone was a member of the 32nd Division of the National Guard
51 years ago last spring. He also served on the Gilman
Ambulance from ’80-89. Malone enjoyed horseback riding in the
early years and was an avid bowler, deer hunter, and fisherman
and enjoyed woodworking.
He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Jean of Gilman, his
son David (Andie) Ellis, a daughter, Nadine (Scott) Capelle both
of Gilman, his granddaughter, Mandee Herring, grandsons, Eric
Ellis and Colton Capelle, great granddaughter, Dylan Herring and
his dog Goober. Malone is preceded in death by his parents and
his in-laws, Elgen and Gladys Ruse.
A memorial service will be at 1PM on Thursday, August 1, 2013 at
the Gilman Funeral Home. Rev. Aric Fenske officiating. Inurnment
will take place later in the Donald Cemetery. Fellowship will follow
the service at Dot and Jerry’s.