EAST LANSING - Born Nov. 29, 1950, in Iron Mountain, the daughter of the late Vernon and Lorraine (Santi) Phillion, passed away Oct. 16, 2013, at the age of 62.
Kathy was preceded in death by her parents; stepfather, Charles Keller; spouse, Carter E. Ayers; son, Daniel L. Ellis.
Surviving to cherish her memory are her loving son, Dewey L. Ellis Jr. and wife Cathy; cherished son, David L. Ellis. Beloved siblings, Karen (Chuck) Tolonen, Edward (Sherrill) Phillion, Lisa (Greg Rudd) Salli; and treasured grandson, Zachary J. Ellis.
Also survived by her first spouse, Dewey L. (Juanita) Ellis Sr.; several nieces and nephews, stepchildren and step-grandchildren, other relatives in the Upper Peninsula, and an abundance of dear friends.
Burial will take place on Saturday, May 17, at 11 a.m. at Quinnesec Cemetery, with a memorial luncheon to immediately follow.