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Becky Mae ‘Nanny’ Ellis

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Becky Mae “Nanny” Ellis, 84, of La Vernia, Texas, passed away on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. She was born on May 8, 1929, in Louisville, Ky., to Rube Carlton and Artie Lee (Satterly) Darnell.

Becky was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jackson William Ellis; two sisters; and four brothers.

She is survived by her children, Barbara Skelton and husband Robert of La Vernia, Jack Ellis II and wife Sandy of Adkins, and Donna Arce and husband Adam of La Vernia; grandchildren Bo Skelton and wife Roxsy of La Vernia, Lisa Skelton of Adkins, Shawn Kokemor and husband Joel of Austin, Jackson Ellis III and wife Faith of Austin, and Vanessa Rios and husband Lee of La Vernia; nine great-grandchildren; brother Gary Darnell and wife Loretta of Sutherland Springs; sister Mary Austin of Kentucky; numerous nieces and nephews; and many loving friends.

Visitation was held on Friday, Feb. 28, from 5-7 p.m. in the Finch Funeral Chapel in La Vernia.

A funeral service was held on Saturday at 1 p.m. in the River Oaks Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, with the Rev. Christopher Johnson and Brother Lee Rios officiating.

Interment followed in the Kicaster Cemetery in Adkins.

Memorial contributions may be made to a local VFW Post; or the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718, or

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