Alice Ellis, 91, went to be with the Lord and her loving husband on August 28. She was born in 1932 to the late John and Carrie Daum. She graduated from Plainfield High School in 1950, and married her high school sweetheart, James (Jim) Ellis, that same year. She is survived by three children, Jay (Marian) Ellis, Chuck (Karen) Ellis, and Annette Ellis; a sister, Edna Mae Pedigo; four grandchildren, Chuck Jr. (Stephanie) Ellis, Amanda Ellis, Jeremy (Dawn) Ellis, and Josh (Sasha) Ellis; 3 great-grandchildren, Jolt, River, and Gunnison Ellis; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her brother, John “Bud” Daum; and sister, Esther McCombs.
Alice was a lifelong resident of Plainfield. As a child, she worked on the family farm and helped at her father’s mill located in downtown Plainfield. During her high school years, she was the Drum Major for the Plainfield High School band. She was raised in and taught Sunday School at the Plainfield Friends Church, and later became a member of Center Community Church. She was a member of the Plainfield Eastern Star for over 50 years and served as Worthy Matron. She and her husband owned and operated Plainfield Auto Supply and Avon Auto Supply for over 20 years.
Throughout her adult years, Alice devoted her life to helping others by working as a volunteer at what is now the Hendricks Regional Hospital, and being an Assistant Director, and, later, Director of the Christian Support Center for over 25 years, which provided a food bank and clothing for those in need. In addition, she served on the Park Board that developed Hummel Park and served as a Board member of Sycamore Services for several years. She was honored for her community service in 1996 as “Woman of the Year” by the Plainfield Women’s Club and awarded the “Outstanding Citizen Award” in 2002 by Plainfield Plus.
Funeral services will be Saturday, September 2, 2023 at 1:00 pm in Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home where friends may visit from 11:00 am until the time of service at 1:00 pm. Burial will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please honor her life with a contribution to one or more of the following organizations:
· the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana, https://www.alz.org/indiana
· the Center Community Church Building Fund, http://centerchurchplainfield.org
· the Wounded Warrior Project, https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org, or
· the Humane Society of Hendricks County, http://www.hendrickshumane.org