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Nancy Ruth Ellis

February 6, 1939 — January 31, 2024

Tarkington Prairie

Nancy Ruth (Page) Ellis, age 84, of Tarkington Prairie, passed away on January 31, 2024 at the age of 84. She was born February 6, 1939 in Tarkington Prairie to parents Dan Davis Page and Era Novaline Morriss Page who preceded her in death along with her husband, Don Jerry “Gus” Ellis; grandson Jerimy Linn Ellis; and brothers Kenneth Page, Paul Ray Page, Linard Page.

Nancy was cherished by many. Her son, Randy Ellis and his wife Trisha, and her daughter Lynette Diamond and her husband John were truly blessed to have had Nancy as their mother. She was a pillar of strength and inspiration for the entire family.

Family meant the world to Nancy. She held a special bond with her grandchildren: Jerid Ellis and wife Ashley, Jared Miller and wife McKenna, Justin Miller and wife Nicole, Hannah Hobbs and husband Travis, Cody Diamond, Makenzie Diamond. These precious souls brought immense joy to Nancy's life. She loved each and every one of them unconditionally.

In addition to her grandchildren, Nancy adored her great-grandchildren: Rhyder Ellis, Jaylee Ellis, Ellison Miller, Easton Miller, Emersyn Miller, Elijah Miller, Samuel Miller, Noah Miller, Charlotte Miller, Evelyn Grace Hobbs. 

Nancy possessed a green thumb and found solace in tending to her garden. She would lovingly nurture plants, often acquiring cuttings from friends and neighbors, perpetuating the beauty of nature. Her skill in the kitchen was equally impressive. Nancy's culinary expertise was renowned, and she graciously passed down her treasured recipes to her granddaughters, ensuring that the family's culinary legacy would continue to thrive.

Among her most beloved creations were her mouthwatering dumplings. Her buttermilk pies and lemon pound cakes were highly sought after by all those fortunate enough to taste them. Whenever the family worked cattle, no joyous occasion was complete without Nancy's delectable meals. Whether it was thin and delicious hamburger patties cooked on a cast-iron skillet or a selection of delightful desserts, Nancy's culinary talents added an extra layer of warmth, comfort, and love to these cherished gatherings.

Grandma's house was always a haven for her adored grandchildren. They delighted in visiting her because they knew she had a special snack drawer filled with their favorite treats like BBQ chips and rice crispy treats. Grandma never failed to stock her fridge with refreshing drinks like Sprite and Dr. Pepper, and Blue Bell ice cream cups in the freezer, making sure her grandchildren felt loved and cared for whenever they stopped by.

Nancy will be deeply missed, but the memories she created will live on forever. As we bid farewell to this remarkable woman, let us remember the joy she brought into our lives and strive to uphold the values she held dear: love, kindness, and unwavering devotion to family. May her soul find eternal peace and may we continue to honor her memory by living lives full of love.

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