Posted 5 months ago
By Dawn Baker
Ellen Hall Mothershead, wife, mother, grandmother, sister; Girl Scout, Cheerleader, Majorette, Den-Mother, Little League Coach; Office Manager, Financial Aid Officer: typist, editor, and critic of her husband’s academic endeavors; caregiver, anchor and lighthouse to her husband, family and close friends has left this world. Surely with this life she will have an
abundance of rewards in the next.
Ellen, the daughter of Orville and Lecie Hall, was born October 16, 1933 in St. Joseph, Missouri, graduated from Hopkins High School, 1951, married Harmon Mothershead, June 1, 1952, at the First Christian Church in Maryville. Ellen was the secretary for Western Adjustment in Maryville, storm secretary out of their Chicago office during her husband’s tour in Korea, moved to Denver, Colorado and continued to work for Western until her first son , Kelly Ross , was born in 1956. A second son, Kimball Hall, was born seven years later, Ellen spent those years in Colorado raising her sons and providing moral support and much needed clerical assistance to help her husband through two graduate degrees at the University of Colorado. The family returned to Maryville, and Northwest Missouri State in 1965, where she became a Financial Aid Officer and office manager for some thirteen years. Her later years were filled with care giving to her family and enjoyment in their activities and achievements. Ellen was a member of
the Rainbow for Girls, Order of the Eastern Star, First United Methodist Church, (especially the Care Group) as well as professional organizations associated with financial aids.
Ellen is survived by her husband, Harmon; two sons Kelly and Vonda of Lee’s Summit, and Kimball and Stacey of Smithville; two grandsons, Taylor and Tanner, and one granddaughter, Kelsey, all of Smithville; two sisters Macy Ann Bridgewater, of Des Moines, Iowa, and Carolea (Ross) Miller of Blue Springs, Missouri.
A visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 pm prior to the Funeral Service, which will be held at 2:00 pm Monday, November 11, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church, Maryville, with Reverend Scott Moon officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the First United Methodist Church,102 North Main Street, Maryville, Missouri 64468