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Ellen Gundy, 83, of Memphis, Missouri died Friday evening, March 6, 2009, at the Scotland County Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Missouri.
She was born April 24, 1925 at Baring, Missouri to John and Mary Cecelia Delaney Fetters.
Ellen graduated from Memphis High School, Class of 1943. She married Ted Gundy, November 28, 1945, at the St. Michael’s rectory in Kahoka, Missouri. To this union six children were born. She worked for the Bank of Memphis for many years and for Farmers & Merchants Bank and Tippett Oil Company. She then attended Kirksville College of Cosmetology and worked in a tanning salon doing manicures and facials. She was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church and the St. John’s Altar Society. She was also a member of the Wallace W. Gillespie Memorial Post 4958 Ladies Auxiliary. Ellen enjoyed playing bridge, bingo and playing slots at the river boats.
Ellen is survived by her husband, Ted, of the home, three daughters: Mary Ann Eager and her husband, Kenneth, of Raytown, Missouri; Rita Jarvis of Kansas City, Missouri and Laura “Michele” Garnett and her husband, Randy, of Memphis, Missouri; three sons: Michael “Mike” Gundy of Kansas City, Missouri; John “Kevin” Gundy and fiancée, Melanie Snyder, of Memphis, Missouri and Ted Mitchell “Mitch” Gundy of Memphis, Missouri. Also surviving are a brother, John Fetters and his wife, Marilyn, of Canton, Missouri; four sisters: Mary Rockhold and her late husband, Jess, of Memphis, Missouri; Betty Fetters of Memphis, Missouri; Joan DeRosear and her husband, Dwight, of Memphis, Missouri; Mildred Klem and her husband, Ron, of Memphis, Missouri; eleven grandchildren: Teresa Barber, Christopher Eager and his wife, Stana, Danielle Elhabbal and her husband, Muhannad, “Mo”, David Jarvis, Lisa Gundy, Jeff Gundy, John Cody Gundy, “Cody”Ray Gundy, Delaney Gundy, Michael Garnett and Brandon Garnett. Great-grandchildren surviving are Jerell Barber, Dante Barber, Sam, Noah, Maddie, Emma, Gabriel and Harrison Elhabbal ; one great-great-granddaughter, Nya Barber and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Ellen was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Luke Gundy and a brother-in-law.
Visitation will open after 9:00 A.M. on Monday, March 9, 2009, at the Memphis Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 8 P.M. The rosary will be recited at 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at St. John’s Church with Father Joseph Hoi and Father Bill Kottenstette concelebrating. Organist, Connie Courtney, will accompany vocalists, Christopher and Stana Eager and Lori Fulk. David Jarvis will serve as lector, gift bearers will be Delaney Gundy and Sam Elhabbal and Eucharistic ministers will be Gretchen Melvin and Eric DeRosear.
Burial will follow in the Memphis Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Bill Camp, Tom Deberry, Darrell Harvey, Greg Shelley, Clark Simpson and John Scrimpf. Honorary casket bearers will be Gary Aldridge, Forrest Martin, Vic Orf and Rick Fowler.
As an expression of sympathy, memorials may be given to St. John’s Catholic Church or the Scotland County Cancer Fund. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Memphis Funeral Home, 378 South Market St. Memphis, Missouri 63555. Online condolences may be sent to Ellen’s family at Memphis Funeral Home is caring for the Gundy Family.