Obituaries Sheri Lynn Ellis

Sheri Lynn Ellis, 28, formerly of Madison, died at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls after a lengthy illness with cancer.

She was born on Sept. 11. 1976 in Watertown, to Richard and Barbara (Delaney) Ellis. She grew up in Madison, graduating from Madison High School in 1995. She received her bachelor�s degree in nursing from South Dakota State University in Brookings in 2001. She was working as a nurse at Sioux Valley Hospital in Vermillion.

She is survived by her parents, Dick and Barb Ellis of Madison; her grandmother, Bonnie Ellis of Vermillion; and several uncles, aunts and cousins.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison with the Rev. Bruce Iverson officiating. Burial will be in Bluff View Cemetery in Vermillion.

There was a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Weiland Funeral in Madison which is in charge of the arrangements. To send a message of sympathy visit

Jean Lucas (Auld) Marshall

Jean Lucas Auld Marshall was the daughter of Chauncey Doty and Harriet Y. (Lucas) Auld. She was born on June 28, 1926 in Yakima, WA, and died in the Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital, Vermillion, on July 31, 2005.,

Jean graduated from Washington State College in Pullman, WA. She was married in Walla Walla, WA, on Aug. 7, 1948 to Frank Melvin (Bud) Marshall and they were residents of the Pacific Northwest until moving to Naperville, IL, in 1963.

In Naperville she was an active member of St. John�s Episcopal Church and president of S.t John�s Chapter to the Daughters of the King. She was also active in Ft. Payne Chapter of NSDAR, vice president of the Young Republican Club and a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta Alumna Chapter.

In 1975, she and her husband moved to Salisbury, MD, where she served as president of St. Peter�s Episcopal Church Women and president of Maryland Chapter V. of the PEO Sisterhood.

Mrs. Marshall had been a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Washington since 1959 and was active in the formation of the Pilgrim Edward Doty Society for which she served as corresponding secretary and editor of Society�s Junior Newsletter for the many years. She also edited and printed the North Dakota Mayflower Society Newsletter.

In 1993, Mrs. Marshall and her husband moved to Vermillion. She was an active member there of St. Paul�s Episcopal Church and instrumental in the design and construction of the new parish hall in 1996. She was also a member of Chapter BV of PEO Sisterhood.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are two daughters, Anne K. Marshall of Vermillion, and Sandra E. Marshall Roe and her husband David, of Moorhead, MN; one son, John A. �Sam� Marshall and his wife Minda of Castle Rock, CO; and six grandchildren, Matthew Breske and his wife Shannon, Amanda Breske, Rachel and Allison Roe, Graham and Trevor Marshall.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. at St. Paul�s Episcopal Church in Vermillion. A graveside service will be held at a later date in The Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis.

Contributions in Mrs. Marshall�s memory may be made to the Memorial Fund at St. Paul�s Episcopal Church, Ten Linden Ave., Vermillion, SD 57069. Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion is handling the arrangements.

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