Elsie Fern Lewis
October 26, 1925 to
March 2, 2011
Elsie Fern (Maxwell) Lewis of St. James, passed away on Wednesday, March 2, 2011. Fern was born on October 26, 1925, and was a life-long resident of Phelps County. She was united in marriage to her loving husband of over 68 years, Clyde E. Lewis, on August 29, 1942.
Fern was a homemaker who enjoyed preparing and canning the bounty from her husband's garden and was well known among family and friends as a good cook. She also received great pleasure both from her hobby of quilting and from making gifts of those quilts to her beloved family. Besides active membership in quilting clubs, she faithfully served many individuals and families through her church. Fern was a devout believer who touched the hearts of many with innumerable kindnesses and generosities. She had a great respect for the dignity of every person and was much loved for her gentle ways. Heaven's generous loan of this shining star to the world for over 85 years is much appreciated, but for all who are still here, Fern will be greatly missed.
Fern was preceded in death by her parents, Elsie (Tennyson) and John Maxwell; by one sister, Marianna (Maxwell) Honse; one son-in-law Donald Sorrell; and by several aunts, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, a niece and nephews.
Surviving are her beloved husband Clyde Lewis of St. James, MO; two daughters, Theresa Sorrell of Rolla, MO, and Patricia Herring and her husband Bruce of Orange Park, FL; two sons, Bruce Lewis of St. Louis, MO, and Michael Lewis of Springfield, MO; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Lorean (Maxwell) Davis; and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be planned and announced at a future date.