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Barbara Ann Ellis

March 18, 1938 April 30, 2019
Barbara Ann Ellis
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Obituary for Barbara Ann Ellis

Barbara Ann Ellis, 81, of Lapeer, died Tuesday April 30, 2019, surrounded by family. She was born March 18, 1938 in Detroit to parents Ralph and Helena (Szewczak) O’Neal. Barbara married Sherman Ellis in Pontiac, MI in 1956.

Mrs. Ellis is survived by her children: Katherine Schlaud of Kalamazoo, LuAnne (Darryl) Castillo of Lapeer and Adam (Becky) Ellis of Lapeer; grandchildren: Rosalie, Jeremy, Alyse, Alex, Cadence and Carson; 5 great-grandchildren; siblings: Jim (Char) O’Neal, Chuck (Carol) O’Neal, Pat (Penny) O’Neal, Gary (Cheryl) O’Neal, Dan O’Neal and Diane (Carl) Adams. She was preceded in death by her husband: Sherman (just in January of 2019), son: Russell LeWayne Ellis; son-in-law: LaVern Schlaud; and her parents.

A private celebration of Mrs. Ellis’ life will take place at a later date, closer to the couple's anniversary. Following Barbara’s own wishes, cremation has been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s’ Association. Condolences and memories may be left at


Event Information

Private Celebration of Life

Memorial Contribution

Alzheimer's Association

Greater Michigan Chapter
25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100
Southfield, MI 48033-7443

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