Shirley Sommer Ellis, 83, of Kyle, Texas, beloved mother and grandmother, went to be with our Lord on Monday, September 13, 2021. She was born on August 8, 1938 to Henry and Beulah Sommer in Fisher Illinois. In 1955, she married the love of her life, James Ellis, in Amarillo, Texas. In 1992, she and Jim moved to Lake of the Pines. After Jim passed in 2009, Shirley moved to Kyle, Texas in 2014.
Shirley served with the Mims Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary at Lake of the Pines. She was an active member of Kyle United Methodist Church, serving in various capacities for the UMW. Shirley devoted her life to serving God and helping others. She was very active in her church and community. She brought love and encouragement to everyone she met. We rejoice in her going home to be with Jesus and her beloved husband Jim, but she will be missed by all.
Shirley is survived by three children, Patricia Straub of Buda, David Ellis of Amarillo, Stephen Ellis of Freeport, FL, 6 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren, one sister, Barbara Weber, of Champaign, IL.
Celebration of Shirley’s life will be held in Kyle, Texas on Saturday, October 23 at 3:00 PM at Kyle United Methodist Church, 408 W. Lockhart Street, Kyle, TX 78640. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children