Violet Virginia Ellsworth, daughter of the late John O. Wilson and Jesse Pearl Watkins Wilson, was born on May 12, 1920, at Bernie and died in the Garden View Care Center at O'Fallon, on July 31, 2012, at the age of 92.
Mrs. Ellsworth was a member of The Pilgrim's Rest Church in Fairdealing, a former caterer with Serv O Nation in St. Louis and a former cook at Newberry's in Poplar Bluff.
She was united in marriage to Orvil Ellsworth at Dexter. Mr. Ellsworth preceded her in death in July of 1971.
She is survived by two sons, Orvil Dean Ellsworth of Troy, and Lonnie Ray Ellsworth of Wentzville; by one daughter, Pam Smith of Columbia; by three grandchildren, Rodney Ellsworth, Machelle Wooster and Caitlyn Smith; by three step-grandchildren, Angela Fox, Arthur Yore and Kellie MacLachlan; by five great-grandchildren, Crystal Ellsworth, Eric Ellsworth, Eden Wooster, Tristan Wooster and Sutton Wooster; by seven step-great-grandchildren, Artie Yore, Justin Yore, Emma Yore, Wylee Fox, Halee Fox, David MacLachlan and Tristan MacLachlan; and by two great-great-grandchildren, Noah Ellsworth and Lacey Yore.
Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by one daughter in infancy, Yvonne Joyce Ellsworth; by two brothers, John O. Wilson and William Stanfield; and by two sisters, Wilma Kearbey and Cora Mae Jines.
Visitation was held at the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie from 10 until 11 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2012. Funeral services were then be conducted at 11 a.m. in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. Donny Emmons officiating. Interment will follow in the Smith-Stevenson Cemetery.