Wilma Jean Ellis, 88, Bernice, passed away Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at Higher Call Nursing Center in Quapaw.

She was born on Nov. 2, 1928 in Bushyhead, Oklahoma to Tom and Ethel (Brown) Rice.

Wilma was a homemaker who loved her little family.

Her parents, Tom and Ethel, preceded her in passing along with her husband Arnold Ellis who passed away in January, as well as her brothers Leroy, Bill, Clyde, Henry and Ted, and her sisters Mary and Sylvia.

Survivors include one son Thomas Ellis of Bernice, and a granddaughter Mary Ellis also of Bernice.

Services took place on Friday, Sept. 15, at Bernice Baptist Church with Reverend Dean Williams officiating. Interment followed at Ballard Cemetery in Bernice under the care of Brown-Winters Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Miami. Friends and family may send the family notes of encouragement by viewing her tribute page at www.brown-winters.com.