Barbara Jean Ellis


Barbara Jean Ellis, 67, of Anderson, passed away unexpectedly at her home on May 4, 2019.
Barbara was retired from DFAS at Fort Benjamin Harrison in Indianapolis. She was a kind, generous woman and will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Barbara is survived by son, Michael J. Ellis; daughter, Rachel Ellis; grandchildren, Kaylee Ellis, Kristiana Larnin, and Elijah Larnin; sister, Linda (Dennis) Gibson; brother, Larry (Kim) VanBuskirk; several nieces and nephews; and special friend, Bennie Wilhoite.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Michael L. Ellis; mother, Sallie VanBuskirk; and father, Fred VanBuskirk.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, from 2 to 3 p.m. at Living Water Church, 5300 Ind. 67, Anderson.
Published on May 8, 2019
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Matthew A Griffin
May 18, 2019
Heaven has another angel until we meet again watch over us please we all love you so much and well miss you more and more everyday.
Debbie Zierer
May 15, 2019
Rachel. We were all so heartbroken when we heard about your mother. She was a loving grandma to the kids and mother that loved you an Jason very much. She will be in our thoughts alot Rachel. Fly high Barb with the angels and RIP And we will sadly miss you alot till we meet again..Kelcy n Debbie n Courtney..
Debbie Zierer
May 15, 2019
Rachel....this was so heartbreaking to hear about your loving mother Barb.. We cherish the moments we spent with all of you and your mom. She was very loving grandma to her grandchildren and you an Jason. She will be sadly missed Rachel. RIP BARB FLY HIGH AMONG THE ANGELS...DEBBIE N KELCY N COURTNEY... WE LOVE YOU BARB.
Mary Cripe
May 14, 2019
Rachel am so sorry about your mom. I remember when you sbd Amy we’re little and how Barb always enjoyed your times together. The last time I saw her was at the school carnival and she seemed to be very happy . You and the kids are in my thoughts and prayers
Kenneth Bilbrey
May 11, 2019
She was a great friend and even better cousin. She and her whole family mean a lot to me. I know her brother (Larry) and sister (Linda) will miss greatly.
Linda gibson
May 10, 2019
I’m thankful to have memories of lightning bug summers, picking bouquets of violets for our mother, sitting on my parents roof watching 4th of July fireworks and sledding down “the big hill”. I’ll miss you sis.
Becky Betz
May 09, 2019
I loved her like she was my own mother. Sweetest woman ever, would do anything to help anyone. I love her and miss her every day.
Paula Coppedge
May 09, 2019
I worked with Barbara years ago at DFAS. She was a sweet and fun person. She entertained us frequently with funny tales of her kids! I’ll remember her fondly. My thoughts go out to the family.
JoAnn Millikan
May 09, 2019
I worked with Barbara at DFAS. We got to know each other very well, sharing stories about our families. She was well liked and was the nicest lady. So sorry for your lost.
Rachel Ellis
May 08, 2019