James A. Ellis 85, of Frankfort, IN, died at 3:38 p.m. July 15, 2015 at Wesley Manor in Frankfort. Born June 4, 1930 in Frankfort, IN to the late James H & S. Elizabeth (Beard) Ellis. He married Carolyn Jane Mounts on May 4, 1958 in Frankfort at the First Presbyterian Church and she survives. Mr. Ellis was a lifelong Frankfort resident, a 1948 graduate of Frankfort High School, and a 1950 graduate of Bradley University School of Horology. A veteran, he served in the United States Army from 1951 to 1952. Jim was a jeweler and watchmaker owner and operator of the Ellis Jewelry Store in Frankfort that his father had started 99 years ago; in 1978 he purchased what is now the Ellis Jewelry Store in Lebanon, IN. He was a member of the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Frankfort. His other memberships included the Moose Lodge #7, Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, Elks, FOP, Chamber of Commerce and Retail Jewelers Organization and the Indiana Jewelers Association. He was a former member of Rotary, Lions, Frankfort Orbiters Flying Club and Toastmasters.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will be Saturday, July 18, 2015 from 3-6 p.m. and Sunday, July 19th from 1-2 p.m. Sunday at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be Sunday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Paul Copeland will officiate. Burial will follow in Bunnell Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to First Evangelical Presbyterian Church or the Clinton County Humane Society.
Carolyn Ellis of Frankfort, Son: Michael J. (Dianne) Ellis of Lebanon, Daughter: Nancy D. (Rob) Williams of Crawfordsville, Sister: Mary Jo VanAntwerp of Maryland, 3 Grandchildren, Justin, Elizabeth & Sam and 2 Great Grandchildren Aiden & Austin.
his parents and a brother, Robert G. Ellis.