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Adams Funeral Home of Nixa
Monday June 13th, 2022

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Adams Funeral Home of Nixa
Monday June 13th, 2022
1:00pm - 2:00pm

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Highlandville Cemetery
Monday June 13th, 2022

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Helen Imogene Ellingsworth

Helen (Imogene) Stewart Ellingsworth of Spokane went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 8, 2022, at the age of 95 years.


Imogene was born on September 22, 1926, to Roy and Merle (Bass) Stewart. She graduated Spokane High School in 1945. After graduation, she went to San Francisco, California, where she worked delivering mail in the shipyard during WW2 on a motor scooter.


On July 5, 1947, Imogene Stewart married Clifford Ellingswoth in the First Baptist Church of Spokane by Rev. Worth Caughron. To this union, three children were born. Imogene was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.


Imogene worked part time for the Spokane Post Office. She then became postmaster, serving the Spokane community for 21 years until retirement. Imogene was vital in helping plan and put together the Post Office centennial in 1992.


Imogene loved to garden. She was still actively gardening into her 90s. She loved kids and was involved in the local 4-H, where she was a community leader. She served in the First Baptist Church as a Sunday School teacher, VBS teacher and WMU. In 1972, she joined the Highlandville First Baptist Church and then, for the last 30 years, Imogene was a member of South Gate Baptist Church.


Imogene was preceded by her parents, husband Clifford, son Ron Ellingsworth, brothers Don Stewart, Joe Bill Stewart, Homer Stewart, sisters Lola Madden, and Lorene Argie.


Imogene is survived by her daughter Rhonda Carr and husband Dexter, son Monty Ellingsworth, four grandchildren Danny, Niki, and Amber Ellingsworth, Corey Carr and wife Bayli, six great grandchildren Brianna, Jaden, Cruse Ellingsworth, Wyatt, Stetson, and Kyzlee Carr, great great grandson Colton, as well as a host of extended family and beloved friends.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to South Gate Baptist Church in memory of Imogene.

Services will be held 2 pm Monday June 13, 2022 at Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. Visitation will begin at 1 pm until service time. Following the funeral service, burial will take place at Highlandville Cemetery.  

Arrangements are under the dircetion of Adams Funeral Home, Nixa. 

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Sorry for your loss.
Mom had a lot of good stories of Clifford and Imogene whim they were young. They all had a lot of fun.
(Joan and Jimmy Sims)
Randy Sims

Randy Sims Jun 14 2022 9:03 AM

So sorry for the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

Susan Rainey Melton Jun 12 2022 6:39 PM

My deepest sympathy. God comfort and keep all of you.

Rev. Mary Ann Keeland Jun 11 2022 2:33 PM

One of us saw Imogene every day during her post office career. She was always so cheerful and happy. We loved exchanging Christmas gifts with her every year and many are still in use today. Our fond memories will be with us always. Our deepest sympathies to all the family.

Jill McLeester and Andy Anderson Jun 11 2022 10:54 AM

The Stewart/Bass union created some fine adults. I grew up just down the road from them and went to school with the two youngest daughters. They will all be missed.

Ralph L Vest Jun 11 2022 10:31 AM

Sending hugs and prayers. I truly enjoyed her at the post office

Rhonda Bowman Jun 11 2022 8:48 AM