Becky J. Ellis

Joe Denoyer - May 17, 2023 2:03 pm

Becky J. Ellis, age 84, died Tuesday, May 16, 2023, at Stanton County Hospital in Johnson, Kansas. She was born April 9, 1939, in Garden City, Kansas, the daughter of Charles and Alma (Patee) Clark. 

Becky grew up in Garden City and graduated from Garden City High School. She married Wesley L. Ellis on June 13, 1957, in Garden City. After they were married, they lived in Garden City, Kalvesta, Lane County, Morton County, and then settled in Stanton County in 1965 where they began farming. Becky was a farm wife for 20 years before she went to work at Russ’ Jack and Jill and then as an Optometrist Technician for Hopkins & Hopkins in Ulysses and Syracuse. Becky was very active with her grandkids and enjoyed watching all her family participate in all their activities including motocross and ballgames. She also loved to go to the casinos, dancing, and swimming, where she served as a lifeguard.

Becky is survived by her three sons, Jim Ellis and wife Pam of Pratt, Steve Ellis and wife Karen of Ulysses, and Scott Ellis and wife Lori of Rolla; brother, Bob Clark of Ozark, Missouri; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Becky is preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Alma Clark; husband, Wes in 2019; brothers, Bill, Jim and Ken Clark; and sister, Donna Mader.

Rosary will be Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at 1:30 PM with Mass of Chrisitan Burial to follow at 2:00 PM at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Ulysses, Kansas, with Reverend Charles Seiwert officiating. Interment will follow at the Stanton County Cemetery in Johnson. Visitation is Monday, May 22, 2023, from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Garnand Funeral Home in Johnson. Memorial contributions may be given to Stanton County Hospital in care of Garnand Funeral Home, PO Box 715, Johnson, KS 67855. Condolences may be posted at

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