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George Ellsworth

July 18, 1931 — December 19, 2016

George L. Ellsworth, 85, of Quincy passed away on Monday, December 19, 2016 in his home.

George was born on July 18, 1931 in Quincy to the late John F. and Lillie V. (Jones) Ellsworth. He married Betty Kuntz in 1966 in Quincy. Betty passed away in 2000.

George served his country in the United States Army during the Korean conflict and was able to go on the Honor Flight in 2014. He was member of Calvary Tabernacle in Quincy. He had been a volunteer firefighter in Ursa at one time and enjoyed bingo at the senior center and reading westerns. He was an avid gun lover and loved his two dogs, Charley and Bubba.

Surviving are one daughter; Terri (David) Frese of Fowler, two daughter-in-laws, Judy Ellsworth and Donna Ellsworth, nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, one brother, Glenn (Pat) Ellsworth, one sister, Laura Geiser of Quincy, three step-sons, DeWayne (Joyce) Jackson of Fulton, Mo., Mike Jackson Sr. of Quincy, Richard (Susan) Jackson of Warsaw, several step-grandchildren, several step-great-grandchildren, three step-great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sons, Larry and David Ellsworth and three sisters, Alice Davis, Mary Lou Hogge and Elizabeth Hankins.

Services will be 11:00 A.M. on Friday, December 23, 2016 in Calvary Tabernacle Church, 1125 Hampshire St. in Quincy, with Pastor Greg Wilhelm officiating.  Interment will be in New Providence Cemetery in Ursa. Visitation will be from 10:00 A.M. until the time of services on Friday in the church. Memorial contributions have been suggested to the American Cancer Society or the Great River Honor Flight. You are invited to share memories of George and leave condolences at www.hunterfuneralhomes.com


Charitable donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345
Web: http://www.cancer.org/

Great River Honor Flight
Quincy IL 62301



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