Marcella "Sally" Ellis, age 92, of Muleshoe, Texas, died Wednesday, September 29, 2021 in Muleshoe. She was born June 5, 1929 in Aurelia, Iowa to Charles L. and Martha Marie (Bischel) Pingel. She married Frank Ellis in Amarillo, Texas on June 11, 1950.
Sally was an excellent cook, and was known for her peanut brittle, Texas cream pies and elderberry jelly. She was also an avid bridge player. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Muleshoe as well as the United Methodist Women. Sally enjoyed spending time at her home in Colorado. She is preceded in death by her husband, Frank; her parents; two sisters, Beulah “Beth” Pingel and Betty Lou Compton; two brothers, Charles Dale Pingle and Wayne Pingel.
Sally is survived by her three sons, Frank “Trey” Ellis III and his wife, Tracy of Friona, Texas, Dan Ellis and his wife, Teresa of Smithville, Texas and Todd Ellis and his wife Starla of Muleshoe, Texas; her sister, Patricia Ann Skelpsa and her husband, Vince of Phoenix, Arizona; her sister-in-law, Berna Ruth Ellis of Amarillo, Texas; her seven grandchildren, Quint Ellis and his wife, Ivy, Whitney Rodriguez and her husband, Huber, Josh Ellis, Brian Ellis, Becky Tiner and her husband, Glenn, Colt Ellis and his wife, Leslie and Dusty Clayton and his wife, Lindsey; and her thirteen great-grandchildren, Drew, Reid, Lane, Vivian, Finn, Isaac, Kenna, Kayde, Jake, Jordyn, Roslyn, Bentlee and Collins.
The family suggests memorials be sent to Muleshoe Meals on Wheels,300 South 1st Street, Muleshoe, Texas, 79347 or Muleshoe Memorial Park, PO Box 373, Muleshoe, Texas, 79347.
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