News From Terre Haute, Indiana

March 24, 2013

Charlotte L. Boyce Ellis


---- — Charlotte L. Boyce Ellis, 80, of Blackhawk, joined her loving husband Max and parents in heaven at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2013. She was born in Clay County, on March 11, 1933, to Robert O. Boyce and Vivian Cromwell Boyce.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Max Ellis, whom she married Dec. 29, 1950. She is survived by her two children, Monty Ellis and his wife Tina and Cynthia Foote and her husband Gary. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Felicia Garber and her husband Andrew and their children Corbin & Zoe, VanNessa Hargis and her husband Bobby and their children Garrett Ellis and Gavin Hargis, Monica Jackson and husband Paul and their children Conner and a baby on the way, Ethan Foote, and Hunter Foote; as well as her sister, Barbara Marlowe; Max’s sisters, Jean, Rosemarie, and Linda; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

For many years she helped her husband and son on the family farm. When Max became ill she took her wedding vows seriously and cared for him at home for 10 years. She had a strong work ethic and soft heart. She will be dearly missed by those who loved and knew her. She had attended Blackhawk Community Church and was a member of Shady Grove Church, as well as being a member of the Blackhawk Lions Club, and Pierson Township Home Economics Club.

Funeral services will be held in DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 East Springhill Drive, on Monday, March 25, 2013 at 1 p.m., with the Rev. Marvin Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Farmersburg Westlawn Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for today, March 24, 2013 from 2 to 6 p.m. in the chapel. The family requests memorial contributions be made to Vista Care Hospice, in her memory. Online condolences may be left at: