Obituaries Marian Howie
Marian B. Howie, 91, of Vermillion, died Monday, June 5, 2000, at the Sioux Valley Hospice Cottage in Sioux Falls.
Marian Baucus was born Jan. 29, 1909 in North Adams, MA to William and Harriot (Flood) Baucus. She attended school in Massachusetts, and graduated with her master's degree in 1933 from Smith College. She taught Spanish at the Shorewood High School in Milwaukee, WI from 1935-1940. She married Dr. E. Everett Howie on Jan. 28, 1940 in River Forest, IL. She returned to teaching in 1962, at Elmhurst College in Illinois, retiring in 1978. Her husband died in 1979, and she moved to Vermillion in 1991.
She attended the United Methodist Church in Vermillion, and was a member of the United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Senior Citizens, a past president and member of the 19th Century Women's Club in Oak Park, IL, and a volunteer at the Vermillion High School library, as well as being a volunteer at libraries wherever she had lived for the past 30 years.
Memorial services were held Thursday, June 8, at First United Methodist Church in Vermillion. Burial will be at a later date. The family has requested no flowers, and donations can be made to the American Heart Association, the National Wildlife Federation, or the Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospice program. The Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion was in charge of arrangements.
Dorothy M. Babb, 73 of Lakewood, CO, died May 15, 2000 in Lakewood of diabetes complications.
Funeral services will be held at 1: 30 p.m. June 17 at the Moore Howard Chapel in Lakewood.
She was born Jan. 11, 1927, at Volin. She attended Wakonda High School, and married F. Desmond Babb Oct. 19, 1946 in Vermillion. He died in 1972.
She worked as a homemaker and was a member of the Congregational Church in Wakonda.
She is survived by two brothers: Maynard Nelson, Lewiston, ID and Harlan Nelson, Yakima, WA; six nephews: Dave Nelson, Scott City, KS, Milton Sorenson, Sioux Falls, Tom Nelson, Thornton, CO, Mike Nelson, Yakima, WA, Dean Nelson and Romaine Nelson, both of Spokane, WA; two nieces: Nancy Swanson, Sioux Falls, and Fleurette Rita, Boise, ID; and numerous great nieces and nephews.
Kennard I. Ellis, 84, was born Nov. 6, 1915, at Centerville, to Wilbur and Carrie (Johnson) Ellis and died on June 1, 2000 at the Good Samaritan Center in Centerville.
He attended Rose Cottage School and graduated from Centerville High School in 1933. He married LuVern Johnson Nov. 28, 1940 at Redwood Falls, MN. After their marriage the couple farmed on the family farm north of Centerville until 1994 when they retired and moved into Centerville. LuVern died on Oct. 8, 1998. Kennard continued to reside in Centerville until his death.
He was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Centerville. He also belonged to the Knights of Columbus, Eagle's, and the Centerville Saddle Club. He served as a director on the Lincoln/Union REA Board, the Delaware Township Board, and the Lincoln County ASC Board.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, LuVern, and his sister, Dorothy.
He is survived by two sons: Larry Ellis and his wife Karen of Centerville, and Lynn Ellis and his wife Marge of Beresford; four daughters: Jean Peterson and her husband Paul of Centerville, Jane Knuston and her husband Roger of Centerville, Jackie Nelson and her husband Wayne of Centerville, and Jill Kjose and her husband Mike of Vermillion; 21 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; one brother: Howard "Bub" Ellis of Buffalo, MN; two sisters: Marjorie Gaertner of Minneapolis, MN, and Marlys Smith of Middleburg Heights, OH; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. June 5 at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Centerville, with the Rev. Denis Meier officiating. Interment was in Riverview Cemetery, rural Centerville.