Norman Glen Ellis

Visitation for Norman Glen Ellis, 75, Baldwin City, will be Monday, December 23, 2013, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home from 6-7:30pm

Mr. Ellis died Friday, December 20, 2013, at his home.

He was born July 10, 1938, in Cabool, MO, the son of Roy and Opal Faye Witson Ellis.  He attended Cabool High School in Cabool Missouri.

Mr. Ellis served in the U.S Army from 1958 to 1960 and was stationed in Germany. Military Honors will be at the grave site. After the Army he worked for All Star Dairy. He was superintendent at the Dairy and retired after thirty years with them.

During Norman’s retirement he worked Security for Baker University. Norman enjoyed spending time outside on the farm, rooting on his Jayhawks and Southern Gospel Music. Norman also was an avid Chiefs and Royals Fan. His greatest joy was having all his family and animals around him on the farm.

He married Sylvia Ann Stewart on January 21st 1961 in Archie Missouri. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons; Norman Roy and Gregory both of Overland Park, KS; one daughter Carmen, husband David Masrud, Baldwin City, KS;  his brothers, Gene and Roy Lee, Sisters Delores Alexander, Bennie Sparks, Gess Owens and Bonnie Thurman and Wife Sylvia, seven grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents, sister Rutheen Snellgroves, and brother Euing.

Graveside service will be 10 am Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at Oakwood Cemetery, Baldwin City Kansas.

The family suggests memorials to, Lawrence First Church of the Nazarene.

Online condolences may be made at

Messages & Condolences

From Terri Blake...

Sylvia, and family……I am so sorry for your loss. You are one of the most giving loving lady that I know. I pray for peace. I’m so glad Norm is out of pain and with the heavenly Father. Love you, Terri

From Harold Frye...

Prayers for you and your family.

From Dee Schneck...

Sylvia & family,

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always fondly remember Norm when he was working at Baker. He was always such a wonderful and caring person. My deepest condolences to your family. <3

From Marvin Hendry...

Sylvia, Roy, Greg and Carmen my thoughts and prayers go out to you. May God’s grace and blessing be with each one of you and your familys. Norman was a wonderful person and each time I thought about him and each one of you I had only good memories of the good times we had together. God’s blessing to all during this time Marvin & Diana Hendry and Family

From Shannon Gillen...

Sylvia- I am thinking of you and your family during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers go out to you. Shannon

From Betsy Kohl...

Sylvia and Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God give you comfort during this difficult time.

From Trilla Lyerla...

Sylvia, Courtney, Carmen – lifting you and your family up in my prayers…Norm was a great guy, who blessed many lives during his walk on this earth. At the mere mention of one of his family, he would beam…heartfelt condolences, trilla

From Linda Hall...

So sorry to hear about Norman. He was a good guy. My dad, “Curley” always enjoyed his company. I think they had a lot of coffee together back in the day. Sylvia and kids, I’m really sorry for your loss.

From Don & Donna Hall...

Our deepest sympathies go out to the entire Ellis family. Dad(Manford) always enjoyed coffee with Norman. Now he has another coffee drinking buddy in Heaven.

From Lori Gillis...

Sylvia – My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

From Lance & Julia Rombough...


You have our deepest condolences, We wish we could be there to give you support during this time.

May his memory be for blessing.

Lance & Julia

From Karen Hall...

Sylvia and family – so sorry to hear about Norman’s passing. Bet there is some serious coffee drinking going on in heaven these days. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen Hall

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