She was born on Nov. 29, 1926, at Neodesha to Henry and Julia (Cooper) Ellis. She grew up at Neodesha and attended Neodesha schools. She later moved to Parsons, where she lived most of her life except for a few years when she lived in Arizona.
She was a homemaker.
She married Orville James on Aug. 17, 1946, at Iola. He preceded her in death on Sept. 19, 1991.
Survivors include several nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces and nephews; and numerous cousins.
She was preceded in death by two brothers and a sister.
The service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Carson-Wall Funeral Home. Friends may call the funeral home at their convenience.
Memorials are suggested to the Elmhaven East Activity Fund and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, 112 N. 26th St., P.O. Box 942, Parsons, 67357.
Online condolences may be left at www.wallfuneralservices.com.