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Ellen Ferrell

March 29, 1960 - March 31, 2017

Burial Date: April 4, 2017

Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs

  • Visitation: 1-2p, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs.
  • Memorial Service: 2p, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the funeral home.

Ellen Renee Ferrell, 57, passed away Friday, March 31, 2017, at home in Rayville.

A visitation for Ellen will be from 1-2p, Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Excelsior Springs. A Memorial Service will follow at 2p, at the funeral home.

Ellen was born March 29, 1960, in Smithville, MO. She is the daughter of the late Louis Ronald and the late Lois Marie (Forrester) Ferrell. She met her partner, Frank Mattivi, in 1980.

Ellen was an avid fisherman and enjoyed frequent trips to her favorite fishing spot at Table Rock Lake. She was also a big NASCAR fan, particularly of Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Ellen enjoyed watching Elvis Presley and John Wayne movies. She loved her dogs and was most fond of her Corgis and her Labrador Retrievers.

Ellen and her life-long partner Frank were devoted antique collectors, particularly of old furniture. Ellen shared her love of cars with Frank; they often had “His and Hers” versions. They enjoyed having visitors and company to spend time with.

Ellen is survived by her partner of over 36 years, Frank Mattivi; three step-children: Jennifer Mattivi of Richmond, MO, Joe Mattivi of Excelsior Springs, MO, and James Mattivi, of Excelsior Springs, MO; four grandchildren: Jessica, Cameron, Tylar, and Hailey; three great-grandchildren: Slater, Rylee, and Ryan; one sister: Dee Dee Forte; and two brothers: Ray Ferrell and Ronnie Ferrell. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews, and many friends who will miss her deeply.

In addition to her parents, Ellen was preceded in death by her sister, Sandy Ferrell.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.

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