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Dean Ellis

March 15, 2019

Marvin Dean Ellis, 90, Maple Hill, passed away Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Rossville Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

He was born February 15, 1929 at Soldier, the son of Roy J. and Dorothy C. Mallam Ellis. Dean grew up in the Soldier, Manhattan and St. Marys communities. He attended St. Marys High School. Dean served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.

Dean was a truck driver for Kincaid Truck Line in St. Marys. He owned and operated the B&B Café, Mr. D’s and D&W Snack Bar all in St. Marys. He managed the Nickerson Farm’s at Paxico. He was a district manager for Highway Oil. Dean cooked at Puffy’s in Maple Hill and the St. Marys Sale Barn. He was a member of the St. Marys Bible Baptist Church, and was a member of the Maple Hill Senior Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother Ronald K. Ellis.

On July 25, 1959 he was united in marriage to Winnie L. Richards. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Larry D. (Ellen) Ellis, Springfield, MO, and Steven W. Ellis, Delia; a daughter, Lynette L. Muller, Manhattan; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren;

Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Piper Funeral Home. Interment will be in the Valley View Cemetery, St. Marys. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Marys Bible Baptist Church or the American Diabetes Association and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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23 thoughts on “Dean Ellis

  1. Sad to hear the news about the loss of such a great man, Dean was a lot more than a great man to me. He was an employer, mentor, Father figure, The best steak cooking CHEF I’ve ever known. I can’t even begin to tell you how much Winnie and Dean Ellis impacted me and my family’s lives throughout some of the most toughest times a family could endure. I love you All ❤️ and God bless you and your family Winnie, RIP. MY GOOD FRIEND DEAN. LOTS OF HUGS AND KISSES TO WINNIE FROM STAN REDING

  2. Winnie and family,
    Dean was a special man. His kindess, friendliness, firm stand for the Lord, and gentleness will never be forgotten by this young man. I am sorry for your loss. May God give you special grace and comfort. You are in our thoughts and prayers that is for sure.

    In His Love,
    Lyle and Tabitha Caudill

  3. May God Bless his soul and give you strength and peace through this time of sorrow. I have always looked up to Dean and Winnie! Treated us all as their own. From your Mission Street neighbor.

  4. Winnie and family you are in my thoughts and prayers. It was my pleasure and honor to take care of Dean. I will miss seeing you guys when you would come to the VA. He always made me laugh he was such a wonderful man. God Bless you.
    Liz McMurray

  5. Winnie and Kids, So sorry to hear of Deans Passing. His smile will be missed. Thought and prayers with you all


  6. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Best memories were spent with his family and eating at the drive-in.

  7. Sorry for your loss. I am saddened to hear this about Dean just after talking with Winnie about him in the store last week. He was such a great man and friend. I enjoyed working for Dean and Winnie. My thoughts are with Winnie, Larry, Steve, Lynette, and all the grand kids in your time of grief.

  8. My heart is sad with you Winnie, Lynette, Steve, and Larry and your families in the loss of Dean . We will miss him with alll of you . With love and sympathy, Eloise

  9. Winnie and family,
    My thoughts and prayers in this time of your loss. Dean was a wonderful man. I always enjoyed talking to him and eating his delicious burgers at the sale barn when mom worked there. Much love to you all.

  10. Winnie & Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss of Dean. He was a diamond in the rough & the best steak cooker in all if the valley!! So lucky to have known him & had him as a friend so many years!! May You Rest In Peace & God Speed Dean……

  11. Dean will be missed by all whoever had contact with him & Winnie. A well known family man & community involved individual.our sympathy goes out to the family.

  12. I’m so sorry to hear of Dean’s passing. He was a sweet wonderful man, with a heart of gold, and a great cook! He will be missed by all. My heart goes out to all of you -Winnie, Lynette, Steve, Larry and grandkids. Thoughts and prayers are with you

  13. Winnie…please accept my sympathy on Dean’s death. He was a wonderful friend of both my dad’s and mine. May he R.I.P. My best wishes to you and your family.
    Robert Hoferer, JR.

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