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Oscar Lavern

May 27, 1929 – December 25, 2018

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Obituary for Oscar Lavern Ellsworth

Oscar Lavern Ellsworth, 89, of Olathe, KS passed away Dec. 25, 2018 at Azria Health in Olathe, KS. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 am, Thurs., Jan. 3, 2019 at Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center Gardner, KS (913) 856-7111. Inurnment to follow at Edgerton Cemetery, Edgerton, KS. Memorial contributions may be made to the Great Lakes Caring Home and Hospice, 8900 State Line Road Ste. 409, Leawood, KS 66206. Condolences may be left at

Oscar was born May. 27, 1929 in Edgerton, KS to Calvery and Lela Rose (Beath) Ellsworth. He graduated from Edgerton High School in 1947. Oscar served two years in the U. S. Army, during that time he served in the Korean War. He married Evelyn Allen in 1950, and they had two sons: Daniel was born in 1953 and David in 1955. Oscar attended an electronic school for two years. He worked for the Bendix Corp, Kansas City, MO. for 27 years as an electronic technician retiring in 1984. Oscar and Evelyn ran their own subcontracting business Ellsworth’s Electronic for 20 years retiring again in 2012. Oscar was an umpire and a manager for the Olathe Youth Baseball Summer Leagues, spending many hours with his boys. He enjoyed being active in his boys lives. Oscar loved dancing with his wife, and they danced for many years, with many friends on Saturday nights. Oscar was a jitterbug specialist. He was a member of the Olathe United Methodist Church and he will be dearly missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Harry, Heber, LeRoy, Robert; sisters, Luella, Lela Rose. Oscar is survived by his wife of 68 years; sons, Dan and wife, Diane and Dave of Olathe, KS; brother Ronald Ellsworth of California; 3 grandchildren: Julie, Danny, Kelly; and 7 great grandchildren.

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Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 11:00am
Bruce Funeral Home Gardner
106 South Center
Gardner, KS 66030
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Edgerton Cemetery
Edgerton, KS 66021