Mary G. Ellis
July 5, 1912 – May 27, 2010
Mary G. Ellis passed away Thursday, May 27, 2010, at AngelsGrace Hospice
in Oconomowoc at the age of 97. A lifelong resident of Waukesha, she was
born in Ridgefield, Ill., the daughter of the Rev. Charles and Edith (nee
After receiving her degree at Carroll College, she earned a master’s
degree from Columbia University in 1940. Mary taught high school English
and reading for years in the Waukesha School District. In 1946, she
married a fine man, Roy Ellis, who passed away in 1959.
Mary was a caring, independent woman, with a bright mind, great sense of
humor, and a genuine interest in every life she touched. She filled her
retirement years with volunteer work through RSVP and assisting her
friends. She especially loved working with mothers and children at St.
Joseph’s Clinic, and chance encounters with former students who
She will be missed by her family, which includes nieces, Susie Kroseberg
of Oconomowoc, Judy Nettesheim of Wauwatosa and Anne (John) Walsh of
Boston. She was also loved by their sons and daughters, Bill (Sheila)
Kroseberg, Betsy Kroseberg, Gunnar Kroseberg, Sarah (Brandon) Hall, Peter
Nettesheim and Matthew and Kate Walsh, as well as great-great nieces and
nephews Molly, Emily and Brian Kroseberg, Hudson Llanas, Hunter Kroseberg
and Cooper Hall. She was preceded in death by her sisters and
brothers-in-law Helen (Don) Huddleston and Carol (Rad) Radewan and nephews
Bill Kroseberg and Pat Nettesheim.
A private family service will be held at Prairie Home Cemetery with the
Rev. Dee Talley presiding. Memorials may be made to First Presbyterian
Church, 810 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, or AngelsGrace Hospice,
N359-N7430 Brown St., Oconomowoc, WI 53066 or St. Joseph’s Medical
Clinic, 826 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. For further information,
please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at
547-4035, or go to
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The family extends special thanks to Dr. Gerald Berman, Dr. Robert Waite,
the dedicated staff and volunteers at AngelsGrace Hospice and friends Dawn
Laguna and Jadwiga Bedlechowicz.