Jeanie was a nurse for 35 years. She was a homemaker, enjoyed gardening, canning and being outside.
She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Metropolis.
Survivors include her husband of 58 years, William “Bill” Ellis of Metropolis; her children, Betty Myers of Metropolis. Carolyn “Sue” Balfantz and husband David of Walker, La. and Billy Wayne Ellis and wife Marrilyn of Tower Hill; her grandchildren, April Reed and husband Thomas, whom she helped raise, Curtis Myers and wife Crystal, Kevin Myers and wife Melinda, Angela Ellis and husband Joe, Bryan Balfantz and wife Mandy, David Balfantz and wife Jennifer, Tracy Burgess and husband Jason, Marcie Earles and husband David, Tasha Ellis, Deriek Ellis and wife Chyla, Kurt Ellis, Tony Ellis, Missy Johnson, Mandy Ellis and Jacky Peavler; several great-grandchildren; three sisters, Lynda Lynn, Judy Hale and Peggy Callis; and two brothers, Joe Sterling and Leon Sterling.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, Jack and Kate Sterling; one daughter, Pamela Ann Ellis; one son, Tim Ellis; two brothers, Elmer Sterling and Tommy Sterling; and three sisters, Katherine Sterling, Penny Hayden and Angel Miller.
Funeral service was held Monday at Shelby Funeral Home in East Prairie, Mo. with Rev. Jon Cockrel officiating. Burial followed at East Prairie Cemetery. Pallbearers were Thomas Reed, Curtis Myers, Kevin Myers, Tony Ellis, Bryan Balfantz, David Balfantz and Deriek Ellis
Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis in conjunction with Shelby Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.