A Celebration of life for longtime Lamar resident Ellnora DeWitt was held at 2:00PM, Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at the Peacock Family Chapel with Ray Matteson of the Lamar Christian Church officiating. Interment followed at Fairmount Cemetery.
Visitation for Ellnora was held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 1:00PM until 7:00PM at the Peacock Family Chapel.
Ellnora (Tefertiller) DeWitt was born on October 2, 1917 at the homestead on Sand Creek, to Bernard and Bertha (Means) Tefertiller. Ellnora was the fifth of seven children. She went home to her Lord and Savior on December 11, 2014 at 2:15 PM at Lamar Estates at the age of 97. She moved to Lamar living for room and board with the OK Joseph family so she could attend and graduate high school. Ellnora met James Luther DeWitt and the two were married on June 5, 1936 on stage at the Old Pioneer Theater in Lamar. Ellnora was a well versed lady of her time. Working in the fields with her husband and raising her four children, cooking for the May Valley School, making Spudnut donuts, and deputy bookkeeper for the Prowers County Treasurers Office including putting their records on the first computer. Ellnora was a master seamstress, helping 4-H young ladies learn to sew. She was also an expert quilter, Crocher, Knitter, Tatter, and Cook…plus a great example of a mother and wife. She was well known to play a rather rough and tough game of baseball with the McCorkle boys.
She is preceded in death by her husband; James L. “Jim” DeWitt, her parents, son; Jimmy B. DeWitt, granddaughter; Michele DeWitt, great-grandsons; Jordan DeWitt and Koby DeWitt and her siblings; Blaine Tefertiller, Faye Tefertiller, W.E.” Ed” Tefertiller and Jessie James.
Ellnora is survived by her sons; Terry (Janet) DeWitt and Mickey (Sharon) DeWitt all of Lamar, daughter; Janet (Sherrod) France of Rawlins, WY, grandchildren; Wendy (Mark) Root, Misty (Jim) Hablutzel, Dustin (Staci) DeWitt, Tami (John) Earnhart, Dawn (Tim) Meyer, Copper (Tara) France, Jon France and Leif (Alisa) Hablutzel, 11 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. She is also survived by her sisters; Theo Kelley of La Junta and Marie (Ted) Barry of Cheyenne, WY, sister-in-law Bertha DeWitt of Grand Junction, CO as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other family and a host of friends.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Lamar Area Hospice, Lamar Estates Nursing Home and/or the charity of one’s choice either direct or in care of the funeral home office.