In Memory of

Christine A. Ellis

May 22, 1955 - November 1, 2020
From: Rockwell City, IA

Rockwell City - Christine “Chris” A. Ellis 65, passed away Sunday, November 1, 2020 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, Des Moines.  Due to the pandemic and the family’s desire to keep everyone safe, services will be at a later date in 2021, with burial at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery, Rockwell City.  Palmer & Swank Funeral Home, Rockwell City is serving the family.

     Christine Ann Ellis was born May 22, 1955 in Lake City, Iowa.  She graduated from Manilla High School and continued her education for nursing at Iowa Western Community College where she received her LPN.  Chris married her soul mate, Robert Dean Ellis in October 20, 1984.  She worked at Opportunity Living for 31 years. Chris loved being a nurse and caregiver to the residents over the years.  She often said it was her calling in life to be a mother and a nurse.

     Chris loved spending time with her husband Dean, daughters, family and furry babies. You could always find her working on her next crafting project. Crocheting scarfs, dog sweaters, blankets and making flower arrangements for people were some of her favorite craft hobbies. She loved spending time outside in her garden and planting flowers. She also had a passion for reading and never left the house without a book.  

     Chris will be remembered as a loving, selfless woman who left a bit of her light with everyone she came in contact with.


Friday, November 13, 2020 at 6:06 PM
“My heart is so saddened to hear the news that Chris, a good friend and a great person to work with had passed away: I feel so bad not getting in touch with her sooner. God received a true angel.”
- Karen wildt

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 9:00 PM
“Our sincerest sympathy at the loss of such a wonderful lady. She will be missed by many.”
- Susan Armstrong

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 8:20 PM
“So sorry to hear of the loss of Chris. I worked with her at Sunny Knoll and working with her always made the day better. ”
- Shelly Collins-Jones

Monday, November 9, 2020 at 6:25 PM
“I worked with Chris at Sunny Knoll...she had a huge heart and smile. So sorry Jessica. ”
- Jane McCurdy

Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 11:56 AM
“Have many treasured memories of working with Chris at Opportunity Living. She was a very caring nurse & person. RIP dear friend.”
- Carlene Brincks

Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 2:36 PM
“We have lost one of the good ones. I was blessed to call her friend. My deepest sympathies to her girls and family members.”
- Nancy S Van De Pol

Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 8:56 AM
“So sorry for your loss chris was a great person I loved talking with her she will be greatly missed!”
- Amy Whiting

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at 6:52 PM
“I am so very sorry & shocked to learn of Chris' passing. She was a beautiful, kind, sweet soul. My prayers are with all the family and friends.”
- Mary J Patterson

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