In Loving Memory…

Ellis W. Mallard

Ellis Warren Mallard passed on Sunday, November 26, 2017, at Research Medical Center, after complications resulting from a broken hip. He was ninety years old.

Ellis was born on September 9, 1927, in Charity, MO. His parents were George and Bessie Mallard. He was one of eleven children. He graduated from Charity High School. Ellis was in the Army from September 1946 until May 1947 and given an honorable discharge upon the end of the Korean War. He completed carpenter school in Warsaw, MO.

Ellis met and married his wife, Betty, in Buffalo, MO on June 12, 1947. They shared seventy years together. After marriage, Ellis and Betty moved to Kansas City, MO where he began working in the foundation business. Eventually he became a partner with Pat Lalla in the L&M Concrete Foundation Company, which moved Ellis and his family to Lanham, Maryland for six years. In 1972 Ellis, Betty, and the concrete company returned to Missouri where they located and built their current home in Sedalia, MO.

Ellis became a Christian at Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and was baptized in the Greasy River as a young adult. He demonstrated his faith through obedience to God in actions rather than words. Ellis and Betty served and sought fellowship and friends through the church. Ellis has been both trustee and deacon at times in the churches they’ve belonged to over his lifetime. Attending church was not an option in his family and he taught his family that you can never out give God by obediently tithing and worshiping God everyday.

Ellis’ primary hobby was horses and trail and wagon rides. He enjoyed being outdoors and the friendships shared at various campsites during these activities. He also followed most every kind of sport on television, especially football, basketball, and baseball. Ellis loved nothing more than special times with his family and friends.

Ellis is survived by his wife Betty; children and their spouses, Ron and Judy Mallard, Christie and Rex Johnson, and Steve and Tracy Mallard; six grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one sister Avis and Bill Pinkley; brother-in-law, Jim and Verla Baker; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by nine siblings.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, December 1, 2017 at First Baptist Church, with Rev. Francis O’Donnell and Rev. Dr. Glenn Sparks officiating.

The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 30 at the church.

Burial will be in the Highland Sacred Gardens Cemetery following the service.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church, in care of Heckart Funeral Home.



  1. Tim & Gina Doogs :

    Thoughts and prayers with the family.

  2. Becky McCollum :

    My thoughts and prays are with the fsmily. I enjoy serving Ellisat Hardees when he came to get his b&g

  3. Kim and Jana Birdsong :

    Prayers for the family for peace and comfort.

  4. Such an amazing kind man.

  5. Jack and Myra Huser :

    What a legacy of faith your dad as given you and your family, Steve. Our prayers are with you!

  6. Betty, Christie & Steve
    I am so sorry for your loss.
    Ellis was a great man, husband ,dad and grandpa.
    My heart and prayers go out to you all.

  7. So sorry for your loss! May God wrap you in his arms and hold you tight and give you the strength you will need to get through these tough times.
    Lisa Tatum and family

  8. Betty Whisenant, Cedar Park, TX :

    So sorry for your loss of your loved one! Prayers going up for all his family! May God bless you all and give you comfort and peace during this time of sorrow. Special love and hugs to my dear friends, Ron & Judy Mallard. ❤️🙏🏻❤️

  9. So very sorry for your loss. I know he and my Dad are hitting the trails in heaven. Ellis was truly a great man.

  10. Love this man and his wife they are precious people. My heart breaks for Betty
    love you Betty

  11. Ronald &Judy Lane :

    Betty and family we are thinking of you today. Prayers are being sent your way.

  12. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Betty and family.

  13. Gene Anderson :

    Steve and Tracey, So sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working for Ellis, truly respected him and learned the values of hard work and responsibility from him. May he rest In Peace!

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