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Tanya Ellis

January 18, 1975 October 1, 2018
Tanya Ellis
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Obituary for Tanya Ellis

Tanya Denice Ellis, age 43 of Grinnell, died on Monday, October 1, 2018 at her home with her loving family by her side after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. with family present from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. A funeral service will be held Friday, October 5, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell.

Tanya Denice Ellis was born on January 18,1975 to Donald and Mary “Bess” Draegert in Newton, Iowa. She was raised in Maxwell before moving to Grinnell. Tanya graduated from Grinnell High School.

Tanya was united in marriage to Donald Ellis Sr. in Grinnell, Iowa on August 20, 2005. Tanya worked at Hy-Vee in Grinnell for 20 years and finished there as the Online Manager.

Tanya loved her camping trips with Don and the many vacations they would take. She loved her dogs and enjoyed riding motorcycles. Tanya also loved to watch cooking shows and home improvement shows. Most of all, she loved her family.

Tanya is survived by her husband, Donald Ellis Sr., of Grinnell, two step children, Donald Ellis of Grinnell and Stacy Ellis of Grinnell; 6 grandchildren, Noah and Christpher Beal of Grinnell, Mackenzie, Brady and Maxwell Ellis of Grinnell, Blake Reuter of Grinnell; her brother, Ian (Joy) Draegert of Indianapolis, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents, Don Draegert and Mary “Bess” Draegert.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to PALS (Poweshiek Animal League Shelter), mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family online at www.smithfh.com.


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Visitation

Thursday

4

Oct

2:00 PM 10/4/2018 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 10/4/2018 8:00:00 PM
Smith Funeral Home

1103 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Smith Funeral Home
1103 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112 Grinnell 50112 Iowa
United States

Service

Friday

5

Oct

10:30 AM 10/5/2018 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 10/5/2018 11:30:00 AM
Smith Funeral Home

1103 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Smith Funeral Home
1103 Broad Street, Grinnell, IA 50112 Grinnell 50112 Iowa
United States

burial

Friday

5

Oct

11:30 AM 10/5/2018 11:30:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/5/2018 12:00:00 PM
Hazelwood Cemetery

First Avenue West
Grinnell, Iowa 50112

Hazelwood Cemetery
First Avenue West Grinnell 50112 Iowa
United States
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