Darby  Ellis-Sturm


Darby Ellis-Sturm, 96, Kokomo, passed away on June 15, 2019, at Waterford Health Campus, in Kokomo. She was a resident in Green Acres for over 50 years. She was born Nov. 22, 1922, in Boston, Massachusetts, the daughter of Carlton and Elise Tower (Darby) Jacobs. On July 26, 1943, she married Lt. Philip Chester Ellis Sr., who preceded her in death on June 28, 1985. Darby then married Benjamin Sturm on June 28, 1997, and he survives.
Darby worked for Green Acres Golf Course, where she managed the clubhouse for many years. She was a member of Shiloh United Methodist. She enjoyed playing golf, bridge, Dominos, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Along with her husband Benjamin, Darby is survived by her brother, Philip Jacobs; her children, Darby E. "Dee" (David) Wolf, Philip Ellis Jr. (Donna Gore), Deborah (Charles) Mueller, Marjorie (Jerry) Fiete, and John (Lisa Falco); son-in-law, Steve Linn; and 20 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Darby was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Peter Jacobs; first husband; and daughter, Lindsay Ellis Linn.
A memorial service will be held at noon, Friday, June 21, 2019, at Shiloh United Methodist Church, 5741 W. 100 North, Kokomo, with Pastor Michael Goodspeed officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Darby's memory to the National Kidney Foundation of Indiana, 911 E. 86th St., Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46240. Stout & Son Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Messages of condolence may be left online at www.stoutandson.com.
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Published on June 19, 2019
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2 posts

Jill Silnes
Jun 20, 2019
I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful woman.
Carol M.Lee
Jun 19, 2019
She was a great lady !