Obituary: Roberta Jean Ellison


Roberta Jean Ellison, 89 of Carmel, died Dec. 2. She was born on April 24, 1929, in Cumberland Gap, Tenn., to John F. and Verla C. Hall Smelser.

Roberta is preceded in death by her parents, John Floyd and Verla Smelser; siblings, Oscar, Mattie Ruth, and Betsy; son, Daniel; and nephews, John Adams and John Hilas.

She leaves behind her children, Ginnie Resides and partner Glen of Carmel, Shirley and Phil Hutchison of Carmel, David Ellison of Indianapolis, and Joyce Ellison of Dayton; grandchildren, Amanda Hutchison, Brian and Kelsey Hutchison, Christine Hutchison, Erica Kolmin, and Bobby Roalef; and great-granddaughter, Noelle Kolmin.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Castleton Christian Church in early 2019.

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