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Beverly Joan Ellsworth

August 23, 1938 — July 31, 2010

Beverly Joan Ellsworth, age 71 of Baraga, MI passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2010 at Baraga County Memorial Hospital.

She was born August 23, 1938 in L'Anse, MI daughter of William and Catherine (Schofield) Emery. Beverly attended school in L'Anse. She married Leonard Ellsworth in April 1964 in Baraga. They lived in Marquette for about 4 years, then Bergland, MI and later Wakefield, MI; moving back to Baraga in 1996.

Beverly was a member of Most Holy Name of Jesus Church, KBIC, and Ojibwa Seniors. She enjoyed visiting with friends and had a great sense of humor that made everyone laugh. She took care of everyone and always provided comfort. Beverly also enjoyed playing Bingo, gambling, going to the casino, watching sports, girls softball, and little league, and was an avid Packer fan.

Surviving are her husband Leonard of Baraga; three sons, Anthony Emery of Land O' Lakes, Ronald Ellsworth of Ironwood, Robert Ellsworth of Baraga; five daughters, Kim Ribich of Baraga, Leonara (Bill Warner) Ellsworth of L'Anse, Georgette (Joe Yatchak) of Wakefield, Evelyn (Josh) Halquist of L'Anse, Mercedes Bea Ellsworth of Ramsay; two step sons, Billy Jack Ellsworth of Madison, Leonard Ellsworth Jr. of Bruce Crossing; one step daughter Juanita Small of Marquette; a special son-in-law David Ribich of Wakefield; brother William E. "Gene" (Gretchen) Emery of L'Anse; sister Gwenneth Loonsfoot of L'Anse; 27 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are her parents; step father Archie Sipe; step son Joseph Ellsworth; brothers, Gerald, Ronald, and James Emery; sisters Mary Connors, Patricia Kemppainen, Jacqueline Cote, and Virginia Shelifoe.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, August 6th at 1:00 p.m. at the Most Holy Name of Jesus Church in Assinins, MI. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the church. Fr. Brian Gerber will officiate. A luncheon and fellowship will follow the service in the church hall. The Jacobson Funeral Home of L'Anse is assisting the family.

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