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BRASSFIELD Vera E[1]
Female 1922 - 2009

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  • Birth  09 Aug 1922  Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender  Female 
    Birth  1923  Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    SSN issued  Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Name  Vera E Ellis  [2
    Residence  1925  Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence  2004  Montrose, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Social Security Number  521-22-1769  [2
    Died  17 Mar 2009  Montrose, Montrose, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried  20 Mar 2009  Montrose, Montrose, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I16761  Brasfield-Brassfield Genealogies
    Last Modified  17 Feb 2015 
     
    Father  BRASSFIELD Virgil Noah,   b. 25 May 1877, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  PETERSON Elsie,   b. 16 Mar 1895, Kansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1987, Montrose, Montrose, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F7727  Group Sheet
     
    Family  ELLIS Leo Wilson,   b. Abt 1921,   d. 1984 
    Married  1942  Montrose, Montrose, Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Family ID  F5381  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • Vera E. Ellis - Aug. 9, 1922 - March 17, 2009

      MONTROSE - Vera E. Ellis went to be with her Father and Savior Tuesday, March 17, 2009, at the Montrose Memorial Hospital. Vera was born Aug. 9, 1922 in Topeka, Kan. to Virgil and Elise Ada (Peterson) Brassfield. She spent her childhood in Topeka, and at the age of 9, her family moved to Montrose, Colo. where she received her education and graduated from Montrose High School in 1940. Vera went on to college at the Parks Business College in Denver. She married Leo Wilson Ellis in 1942 in Montrose. Leo preceded her in death in 1984. Vera was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church on Townsend in Montrose. She served as deaconess for the church for many years as well as Protheon Secretary. Vera served as a practical nurse for Anna Fender in Montrose, and taught kindergarden for two years at Northside Elementary School. She enjoyed arts and crafts and was excellent at her embroidery. Vera loved the outdoors, going on picnics, watching wildlife and horseback riding. She enjoyed fishing, the mountains and watching sporting events, especially the Denver Broncos and Colorado Buffaloes. Vera is survived by her son, Jerry Ellis of Montrose; brother, Rex Brassfield of Montrose; one sister, Katherine Parker of Alamosa, Colo; three grandchildren: Gerald Eugene Ellis Jr., Sean Wilson Ellis, Lisa Marie (Ellis) Norte and husband, Ernesto Norte; and two great-grandchildren: Arista Cleolitas Jean Ellis, Gerald Eugene Ellis III. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Leroy and Tony Brassfield; and sister, Lucille Dopp.

      A public visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday evening, March 19, from 6 to 7 p.m., at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service is scheduled for Friday, March 20, 2009, at 10 a.m., at Crippin Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Cedar Cemetery, east of Montrose. Arrangements are under the direction of Crippin Funeral Home & Crematory, 802 E. Main St., Montrose, CO 81401 (970) 249-2121.
     
  • Sources 
    1. [S191] Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915, Ancestry.com., (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Database online..
      Record for Virgil Brassfield

    2. [S161] Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2007;), Database online. Number: 521-22-1769; Issue State: Colorado; Issue Date: Before 1951..
      Record for Vera E. Ellis