Eldora Jeanne Ellis, 87, of North Platte, passed away Jan. 17, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. Eldora was born Oct. 2, 1925, to Frank and Mary Snover Gubin on their farm near Stratford, S.Dak.
She grew up in Stratford and Bath, S.Dak. and graduated from Bath High School. While in school she met Daryel Wayne Ellis and they were married on June 6, 1944, at Aberdeen, S.Dak.
Daryel and Eldora spent the early years of their marriage on their grain and dairy farm in Bath. They lived in Chicago for a time then moved to Nebraska where they spent their retirement years.
Eldora enjoyed golf, bowling, playing cards and most of all, cooking and baking for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She had a heart of gold, caring deeply for family, friends and animals.
Eldora is survived by her three daughters and two sons, Cheryl (Roger) Miller, of Silt, Colo., Bill (Cindy) Ellis, of Lincoln, Ted (Cleo) Ellis, of Elkpoint, S.Dak., Peggy (Bob) Florom, of Pueblo, Colo. and Merry (Thomas) Sedlacek, of North Platte; 19 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other family.
She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; grandson, Jayde Miller; twin great-granddaughters, Avery and Madison Craig; her brothers, Jack and Bill Gubin; and four sisters, Dorothy Snover, Mildred Wilke, Clayonne Wood and Arlene Bartz.
Memorials are suggested to Paws-itive Partners.
Funeral service was at 10 a.m. Jan. 22, at Messiah Lutheran Church with Pastor Tim Eighmy officiating. Burial followed in Ft. McPherson National Cemetery. Odean Colonial Chapel was in charge of arrangements.