West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Edna Ellison
Edna Ellison

Evelyn Edna (Shelton) Ellison was born the daughter of Elmer Lloyd Shelton and Mamie Myree (Hedger) Shelton on June 8, 1929, in Brookland, Arkansas, and departed this life January 27, 2016, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 86 years.

She was united in marriage on July 28, 1948, in Fryatt, Arkansas, to Albert R. “Bud” Ellison.

She is survived by her husband of sixty-seven years, Bud Ellison of the home in Mammoth Spring, Arkansas; three daughters, Susan Schwartz of Mammoth Spring, Sherry Drumright and husband, James of Mammoth Spring, and Deborah Ray and husband, Raymond of Mammoth Spring; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Calvert of Lake City, Arkansas, Gary Loven, Jr. and wife, Leila of Jonesboro, Arkansas, Nikki Davis and husband, Michael of Mammoth Spring, Wendy Price and husband, Marshall of Mammoth Spring, Aaron Schwartz and wife, Amanda of Springfield, Missouri, Stephen Ray of Mammoth Spring, and Andrew Schwartz and wife, Delaney of Alton, Missouri; sixteen great grandchildren, Sullivan Schwartz, Adrianna Schwartz, Reagan Calvert, Trevor, Ashton, and Owen Loven, Julian, Brennon, Braydon, and Braxton Price, Blake and Tyler Davis, and Savannah, Slade, Seth, and Summer Ray; other relatives and many friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Mamie Shelton; one grandson, “Little” Raymond Ray III; and a special cousin, Zetta Mae Proffitt.

Edna treasured time spent with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She enjoyed studying family genealogy and reminiscing about the past, while looking through old family picture albums.

Edna loved antiques, and enjoyed shopping for them in flea markets or finding a good bargain at an auction.

She was baptized in the Church of God, and of the Christian faith. She will be remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, nannie, and great nannie. She is truly loved and adored by many and will be greatly missed by all.

Funeral services for Mrs. Ellison will be Saturday, January 30, 2016, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer, Missouri, with Brother Jimmy Lemonds officiating.

The family will receive friends at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer on Friday evening, January 29th, from 6:00 until 8:00 PM.

Burial will be in the Sturgeon Cemetery near Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.



  1. Margie Ellison-Busch
    January 28, 2016 @ 5:08 pm

    Bud & family, so sorry for the loss of Edna. She was such a caring and compassionate woman. She sure was good to me and some of my favorite childhood memories were of spending the night with you all! And I know I got on her nerves but she never showed it! Wishing we could be there with you all to say goodbye, but work schedules won’t allow it. So, sending all our love, prayers for comfort and peace, and hoping all the happy memories will outweigh the grief after you have had some time to heal. Love you all. Margie, James & Bob
    615 855 7045 if you need anything or just want to talk.


  2. David and Gertrude Jett
    January 29, 2016 @ 5:33 pm

    Sherry, So sorry for the loss of your Mother.Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.


  3. Fay Risner
    February 1, 2016 @ 9:45 am

    Minnie Risner and her family want to give Bud and the family our deepest sympathy. We will all be thinking about you and have you in our prayers.


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