We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home
Laura Ella Ellerbusch, age 102 of Metropolis, Illinois passed away at 10:33 pm on Thursday, June 2, 2022 at the Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. She was born on March 20, 1920 in Joppa, Illinois the daughter of Fred and Vannie (Taylor) Walbright. She married Lindell Ellerbusch on December 18, 1939 and together they shared 73 years of marriage.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at the First United Methodist Church in Metropolis with Rev. Joey Dunning officiating. Burial will follow in the Metropolis Memorial Gardens.
Laura Ella worked as a cook at Joppa Maple Grove for 10 years, was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Metropolis, and the Joppa High School Class of 1938.
Laura Ella is survived by her children, Sherry Barnhill and husband Bill and Kevin Ellerbusch and wife Mary; grandsons, Chad Barnhill and wife Nikki and Brandon Barnhill and wife Renee; great grandchildren, Cole, Harlie, Reese, and Natalie Barnhill; one niece.
Laura Ella was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Iola Sutfin and Lucille Meeks; two nieces.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 10 am to 11 am at the First United Methodist Church in Metropolis.
Memorials may be made in Laura Ella’s name to the First United Methodist Church, 100 East 5th Street, Metropolis, Illinois 62960.
Music will be provided by her son, Kevin Ellerbusch.
Pallbearers will be Chad Barnhill, Brandon Barnhill, Reese Barnhill, Cole Barnhill, David Cole, and Billy Hopkins.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Aikins-Farmer-Loftus-McManus Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at www.aikinsfarmer-millerfh.com
First United Methodist Church
100 E. 5th Street, Metropolis IL 62960