Banks and Beals Funeral Home obituary – June E. Ellis, 86, Dallas City

June E. Ellis, 86, of Dallas City, died Thursday, September 9, 2021.

June E. Ellis, 86, of Dallas City, Illinois, passed away at 8:00 a.m. Thursday, September 9, 2021 at her home.  
She was born December 13, 1934, the daughter of Enileme and Eleanor (Smelsor) Zern. On March 31, 1955, she married D. LaVon Ellis in Carthage, Illinois. He preceded her in death on December 31, 2012.
June enjoyed working for many years at Champion Spark Plug in Burlington, Iowa. Following her retirement, she began her second career working at Circle K in Dallas City. Her greatest joy was her two grandsons. She loved to be involved with their lives and especially enjoyed when they brought her grandpups to visit.
Survivors include one daughter: Denise (Larry) Bland of Quincy, Illinois and two grandsons: Konnor (Amy) Bland and Parker (fiancé Kerigan) Bland.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband: LaVon; two great-grandchildren; her brother: George Zern and her sisters: Jean Duffy, Julia Danner, Kathryn Foglesong and her twin sister: Joan Roberts. Also preceding her in death are several nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, September 12, 2021 at the Harris Cemetery, near Dallas City. No visitation is planned. 
A memorial fund has been established for the Lee County Hospice or Always Home. To leave a condolence for the family, please visit June’s obituary at

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