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Fern Irene Ellerman, age 85, of El Dorado Springs, MO, passed away May 28, 2015, at Mercy Hospital in Springfield, MO. Fern was born January 23, 1930, in Cedar County to Clarence Franklin Ellerman and Lena Ethel (Nicholas) Ellerman.
Fern grew up working in the field with her Dad and brother, Otha. For many years she had a big garden and enjoyed preparing for winter. Fern was very easy going, and thought of others before herself. She was fond of solitaire and country music. If anyone had a question relating to country music, she usually had the answer.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and three siblings: Otha Ellerman, Lorene Sumner and Neva Messick.
Survivors include: one niece, Joyce Starkey and husband Jim; four nephews: Gary Messick and wife Barb; Dennis Messick and wife Toni; Kenny Messick and wife Liesa; and Randy Messick; numerous great nieces and nephews; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services for Fern Ellerman will be held on Monday, June 1, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at Bland-Hackleman Chapel with Rev. James Coleman officiating. Burial will follow in Love Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.