Barbara Ellison

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Barbara Sue Ellison, nee Menard, 75, of Belleville, IL, born June 19, 1942, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away peacefully, Thursday, June 14, 2018, at her daughter’s home in Olive Branch, MS.

Barbara was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.  In November 1960, she married Emil “Sonny” Ellison, and moved to a farm in rural Belleville. She enjoyed raising her family there and working side by side with her husband. She also enjoyed spending time with her church family of Eastview Baptist Church in Belleville.

Barb was preceded in death by her husband of 36 years, who died on February 10, 1997.

She is survived by five children, David (Tammy) Ellison of New Baden, IL, Angie (Mike) Williams of Belleville, IL, Brian (Kim) Ellison of Belleville, IL, Carolyn (Steve) Eagan of Waterloo, IL, and Elaine (Robert) Mumper of Olive Branch, MS.

Memorials may be made in honor of Barbara Ellison to Family Hospice, to Eastview Baptist Church, or to the Belleville Area Humane Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Per Barb’s request, there will be no services.


3 Comments on Barbara Ellison

Joe and Jenny Eble said : Guest Report Jun 21, 2018 at 12:07 AM

Barb was always such a loving and caring person. She always helped Jenny and the church luncheons and made sure that she was comfortable. You have our sympathy and best wises!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Marilyn Dammerman said : Guest Report Jun 18, 2018 at 7:16 PM

I met Barb when she was a caregiver at Grand Court in Belleville. Later she helped look after my mom privately (since I lived far away,) visiting her, taking her to doctors' appointments, etc. Afterward Barb and I remained friends. She cared for my mother with great affection and kindness. She was a truly good person who couldn't bear mistreatment or injustice. I will miss her. With deepest sympathy, Marilyn Dammerman

  • Hastings-on-Hudson
  • NY
Dianne Dagner said : Guest Report Jun 18, 2018 at 1:29 AM

Sorry for your loss. I have many good memories when Barb would come visit us with mom (Agnes) . We always had a good time and your mom was a good friend to mom. You have my Deepest Sympathy. Dianne

  • New Baden
  • IL

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