Obituary for Lonnie R. Ellsworth

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Lonnie R. Ellsworth

March 29, 1948 - February 20, 2017

Lonnie R Ellsworth, 68, passed away on February 20, 2017 surrounded by his family.
Lonnie was the beloved husband of Karen Ellsworth (nee Kemper) for 24 years; loving father of Angie Fox, Art (Daryl) Yore and Kellie (David) MacLachlan; cherished grandfather of Jamie, Derek, Artie, Wylee, Justin, Halee, David, Emma and Tristan; dear great-grandfather of Lacey, Aubrey and Naomi; cherished son of the late Orvil and Violet Virginia Ellsworth (nee Wilson); dear brother of Dean (Judy) Ellsworth and Pamela (Terry) Smith.
Lonnie was a very faithful follower of Jesus Christ and a proud veteran of the United States Army. He was a very talented artist and enjoyed designing ceramic decorative lights. He also liked to cook, garden and go fishing. A truly loving husband, father, and devoted grandfather. He will be greatly missed.
A memorial visitation will be held Thursday, February 23, 2017 from 4:00 -7:00 pm at HUTCHENS-STYGAR Funeral and Cremation Center, 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr., (St. Charles).

A memorial service will begin at 7:00 pm at Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center.

Inurnment will take place at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery with full military honors at a later date.

Memorial contributions have been suggested to Siteman Cancer Center.


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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center


5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304

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Service Information

Date: Thursday, February 23, 2017

Time: 7:00 pm -

Hutchens-Stygar Funeral and Cremation Center


5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.
St. Charles, MO 63304

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Cemetery Information

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery


2900 Sheridan Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63125

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Donation Information

Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes St. Peters Hospital

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Born: March 29, 1948
Died: February 20, 2017

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Morris and Sandy Parker posted on2/21/17

To Karen and the entire family; all siblings, children, grandchildren and GREAT grandchildren. We are so saddened by the loss of the "patriarch" of your family (or tribe as google defines it!) We extend our arms to you from SC, aching to be there in person! We are, as you are, confident and find comfort in Lonnie's love of our Lord and his sacred entry into "paradise". Lonnie received everyone he met with open arms and easy conversation. I know he welcomed ALL of my children in a very special way, without prejudice or hesitation and for that we are grateful! This did not go unnoticed and the way they all speak so highly and lovingly of Lonnie is testimony to that! All of our lives are richer for having known Lonnie! You are in the forefront of our thoughts and prayers, hoping and knowing that what binds you will comfort and sustain you.!


John, Sharon, Benjamin and Andrew posted on2/21/17

We are so sorry to hear about the passing of you dad. We always enjoyed talking with him at baseball. He really was a very lovely man. We will be praying for you all during this most difficult time.