Shirley Ann Ellis, daughter of the late Homer Hubert and Margaret Lois Hudgens Perrigan, was born in Dexter on June 8, 1940, and died at the Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2008, at the age of 68.
Shirley lived her whole life in the Dexter and Morehouse areas. She was of the Baptist faith.
On Nov. 3, 1955, she was married to Billy Joe Ellis in Bloomfield.
Surviving are her husband, Billy Joe Ellis of Morehouse; and one sister, Margaret Louis Layton of Bethalto, Ill.
She is preceded in death by one brother, Billy Gene Perrigan; and one sister, JoAnn Leonard.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 8, 2008, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse.
Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2008, at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Morehouse with Rev. Amos Johnson of Sikeston officiating.
Interment followed in the Bernie Cemetery with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Morehouse in charge of arrangements.