Margaret Acres Ellis
ALEXANDRIA - Margaret (Acres) Ellis, 94, entered in to eternal peace and rest from the Summit Health and Living Center in Summitville on Monday, Feb. 10, 2020.
She was born Jan. 23, 1926, in Elwood, to Harley and Margaret (Sullivan) Acres, and has resided in the Alexandria area most of her lifetime. She was a graduate of Elwood High School, Class of 1944.
Margaret dedicated her life to the care and raising of her family. She enjoyed planning parties and dinners and was well known for her cake decorating skills. Margaret loved people. She enjoyed her friends so much in the Monday Morning Bible Study that met monthly in each other's homes. Tuesdays were special days that were spent with her sister Anna, shopping, lunching and visiting. Then promptly at 4 p.m. they would connect with Jim and Harry to check out a different restaurant and perhaps a movie. The coffee pot was always on at the Ellis home and family, friends and neighbors came and went, which Margaret dearly loved. She went out of her way to help her daughter Kathy and her "favorite" son-in-law, Kenny Morehead, whom she adored. Margaret's happiest and proudest moments were in the time she spent with her grandsons, Jimmy and Heather, Dean and her great-grandsons, Blake and Brennan.
She had attended the former Alexandria Church of God and the former Calvary Community Church. Margaret truly represented the biblical definition of a godly wife, mother, friend and neighbor.
She is survived by her daughter, Kathy (Kenny) Morehead of Alexandria; grandsons, Dean Morehead and Jimmy (Heather) Morehead, all of Alexandria; brother, James Acres of Noblesville; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband of 68 years, Harry Ellis in 2012; sister, Anna (Jim) Kane; brothers, George Acres, Harley Acres, Henry Acres.
Services honoring Margaret's life, legacy and faith will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, at Owens Funeral Home, 412 N. Harrison St., Alexandria, with Mike Owens officiating. Interment will follow in Park View Cemetery in Alexandria.
The family will receive friends after 1 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the services.
Owens Funeral Home is honored to care for Margaret and serve the Ellis family.
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Ann and Larry Foster
Feb 13, 2020
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