Myrtle Elinor (Ellis) Shove, 92 of Zionsville, IN, formerly of Urbana, passed away at 12:05 p.m. on Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Hearth at Tudor Gardens in Zionsville.
A visitation will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Renner-Wikoff Chapel in Urbana. Private burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Urbana.
Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on December 14, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church in Urbana. Pastor David Oliver-Holder will officiate.
Myrtle was born in Havensville, KS on May 14, 1927 to parents Roscoe Sr. and Cleo (Coldren) Ellis. They preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death was her son Gregory Shove, sister Julivinia Ellis and brothers; Roscoe Ellis Jr., Leo Ellis and Delsie Ellis.
On May 29, 1949 Myrtle married Gene Shove in Havensville, KS; he passed away on October 9, 2000. She is survived by her children; Myrene Brown of Zionsville, IN and Kent Shove of Loveland, CO. Her brother Boyd Ellis of Okemos, MI, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive her.
Myrtle attended Kansas State University while teaching elementary school during WWII. After the war she became an Administrative Secretary until the birth of her first child. She was a full time homemaker for twenty-four years until all of her children finished high school then Myrtle returned to her secretarial career until retiring from First Presbyterian Church of Urbana in 1989.
She was a member of the Agricultural Engineering Wives Club (U of I) and First Presbyterian Church of Urbana. She enjoyed sewing, traveling with Gene and spending time with her grandchildren.
Myrtle believed in acts of kindness, to honor her please hold a door open, smile at a stranger, help a friend in need. Any monetary donations can be made to a charity of your choice or to First Presbyterian Church of Urbana
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