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Ellis, Julia Joan

Ellis, Julia Joan

September 11, 1933 — September 18, 2021

Julia Joan Ellis, 88, died of a Covid variant September 18, 2021 at KU Medical Center. She was born September 11, 1933 at her granddaddy’s home in Kansas City, MO, the daughter of Richard (Bumps) and Julia (Smith) Barnes.

Julia graduated from Salina High School, class of 1951. Following graduation, Julia entered the work force. Along the way she married Clyde Ellis in 1959 with whom she spent 52 years prior to his passing. After various employments, she and her husband purchased Seeburg Muffler in North Kansas City, MO. In addition to Seeburg, they co-owned Car X and then later Lakeside Speedway. After these two ownerships were sold, Julia continued to be the owner and operator of Seeburg Muffler.

While gainfully employed throughout her adult life, Julia was an active PTA member serving as president at Winnwood Elementary, a den mother for her son, David, and a Girl Scout leader for her daughters, Debe, Tammy and Susan. In addition to these activities, she was a member of American Business Women’s Association and was elected as Woman of the Year in 1984. She was also an active member of Central Auto Racing Boosters, serving as Historian and Parliamentarian, and because of all of her hard work and dedication she was inducted into the CARB Hall of Fame. She also was on a bowling team at NKC Pro Bowl.

She loved to travel, loved animals and most of all she loved her family and a special group of friends that she called her racing family, among many other friends outside of racing. She was generous and kind, willing to help anyone in need.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter Debe Ellis-Loos; her grandson, Rio Jauregui-Ellis; and her husband Clyde Ellis. Julia leaves behind her sister, Diane Risher (Greg); her son David McMaster (Marisa) and her bonus son Terry Loos; her daughters Tammy Ellis and Susan Bell (Roger) and bonus daughter Debbie Loyd (Randy); grandchildren Joe Loyd (Caryn), Shelby McMaster, Desirae Jauregui (Paul Rynard), Marcus Bell, Lucas Bell and Matthew Bell and great-grandchildren Evelyn Shannon McMaster, Estella McMaster, Lyric McMaster and soon to be born Winter Jauregui-Rynard.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a service at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 2, at Vineyard Church, 12300 Arrowhead Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64165. In lieu of flowers, donate to your charity of choice. You may share a message with the family or sign an online guest book via www.parklawnfunerals.com. Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

 

 

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 10:00 a.m. followed by a service at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 2, at Vineyard Church, 12300 Arrowhead Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64165. In lieu of flowers, donate to your charity of choice. You may share a message with the family or sign an online guest book via www.parklawnfunerals.com. Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

Ellis, Julia Joan's Guestbook

Joan will always have a place in my heart after 40 years of friendship, road trips, celebrations and the fun when she joined my aerobic class. So many laughs. Joan was Loving, compassionate and someone you could always count on. She was a treasure and will be greatly missed. Peace be with Susan, David, Tammy, Terry and her family members.

Goldie Arnold

Dear David, Tammy, Sue, Marisa,Terry, Roger and Grandkids, Our sympathy and prayers are with you all in your sadness at the passing of your Mom and Grandmom. Joan said when she was young she wanted brothers and sisters. Well she gave so many of us fun and joy by treating us like her brothers and sisters!! Now she is traveling to the undiscovered land (she so loves a road trip!) Surely she has arrived at Our Father's house where she will receive and give JOY forever. Peace and Love to you all. Gene & Claudia

Gene and Claudia

She was a sweet lady and will be truly missed

Amy kauffman

Aunt Julie This was a lady with grace This was a lady …who listened intently …who told great stories …who laughed easily …who laughed at us …who laughed with us …who teased us …who challenged us …who spoke her mind …who always gave us the perfect gift This was our Aunt. She loved us. This was our Aunt. We loved her.

Don Berry

Our thoughts, and prayers are with all of you. We always enjoyed her fun loving heart and truthfulness. We are thankful we were apart of her racing family. Clyde and Joan "Thank You" for the great memories. Rest in Peace my friend. Till we meet again. Tom and Deedee Charles

Tom and Deedee Charles

To David, Terry, Tammy, Susan and other family members, Joan was so well loved and had a heart of always thinking about and caring for others. She was a rare and beautiful individual and will be sorely missed! We are thinking about you all during this time of great loss.

Kathleen Kennedy and Gary Qualls

We are so sad to learn of Joan passing away. Our thoughts, hearts and prayers are with all your family. Joan will certainly be missed. We always felt welcomed by her. She was a joy to visit with. We are thankful we were able to be a part of her birthday celebration a few years ago. With our love and prayers, Chris and Rhonda Wilson

Rhonda Wilson

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