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Michael J. Ellis 1971 - 2020
Michael J. Ellis

DODGE CITY - Michael J. Ellis, age 48 years, of Dodge City, Kansas and formerly of Great Bend, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at the Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City after a brief illness.  Michael was born on May 13, 1971 at Great Bend, Kansas to Jimmy L. and Vera (Carver) Ellis, and grew up in Great Bend.  Michael worked at a variety of jobs throughout his life, including Doric (now CVI) Vault Company in Great Bend, and after moving to Dodge City in 2014 he worked in the meat packing industry.  Michael enjoyed spending time with his parents and vacationing with them in Colorado.

Survivors include three brothers, one uncle, and nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents Jimmy L. and Vera Ellis, and his grandparents.

Cremation has been chosen and a private family inurnment will take place at a later date.  Memorials may be directed to the Michael Ellis Funeral Expense Fund in care of Charter Funerals in Great Bend, Kansas.  Online condolences may be left for the family and a complete obituary notice may be viewed at

Funeral arrangements provided by

Charter Funerals

2115 Washington Street

Great Bend, KS 67530

Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Jan. 15, 2020