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Ellen Luvean Mallory

Ellen Luvean (Powell) Mallory, 91, of Hannibal, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, at Beth Haven Nursing Home in Hannibal.

Ellen was born on Jan. 8, 1930, in Frankford, Mo., to William Harry Powell and Ola Hawkins Powell-Smith. She married her high school sweetheart, Floyd E. “Bones” Mallory, in 1947. 

Ellen Luvean (Powell) Mallory

They had seven children, Sharon Williams, who preceded her in death; James Mallory (Unetta) and Clara Parker (Sandy), all of Quincy Ill.; Connie Mallory, Davenport Iowa; Rose Braxton, Des Moines Iowa; Linda Lee and Ola (Burney) Pomlee, Davenport. Other survivors include siblings, Marilyn Powell, New Londo, Mo.;, and Penny Powell, St. Paul Minn.; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and a host of great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceeded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Sharon Williams; sisters, Elizabeth (Belle) Bunch and Mary Dean Jones; brothers, Ural, William and George Powell and great-great-grandson, Drayce Sorenson.

Ellen worked as a homemaker for many years and retired from Blankenship’s Residential Care Center in 2015. She also prepared breakfast for the Chamber of Commerce for at least 30 years. 

As the matriarch of a very large family, her passion was to provide all the love and care they would need. She was a homemaker, grandmother and friend to many. 

Ellen enjoyed bowling, camping and watching soap operas and the Price is Right. She was a Palmyra Panthers, Green Bay Packers, and Chicago Cubs fan. 

She was a member of Park Chapel Baptist Church and the Woman’s Missionary Group.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 27, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. Reverend Sherman Brown will officiate. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Palmyra.

Pallbearers will be her great-grandsons.

Honorary pallbearers will be Alvin Johnson, Earl Johnson, Michael Wright, Sam Green, Merl Weathers, Kenneth Abbott, John Henry Green, and numerous camping friends. 

A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 26, at Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel in Palmyra. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Linda Lee.

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