Kathryn  Ellis

Obituary of Kathryn M. Ellis

Kathryn “Kay” M. (Rhoads) Ellis, 92, of Douglassville, PA, passed away on October 21, 2022, at Pottstown Hospital. She was the wife of the late George H. Ellis, with whom she shared 56 years of marriage before he passed in 2013.


Born in Kingston, PA, on May 3, 1930, Kay was the daughter of the late Thomas and Camilla (Dietz) Rhoads.


Kay graduated from Pottstown High School in 1948, worked for Boyertown Burial Casket Company and Bleach and Dye Works in Royersford, PA, until 1960, and then left the workplace to focus on raising her family at home. She was an active and faithful member of Shenkel United Church of Christ for 57 years. For over 40 years, Kay and George created countless memories camping in North East Maryland with their trailer and boat. In her spare time, Kay enjoyed bird watching, listening to the Gaither Vocal Band, collecting salt and pepper shaker sets, and most of all, being “Grandma.”


Kay is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Timothy & Roberta Ellis, Pottstown, PA, and Anthony & Melanie Ellis, Elizabethtown, PA; her grandchildren, Currie (& Tim) Drumheller, Boyertown, PA, Melissa (& Bryan) Eigenbrodt, Royersford, PA, Matthew (& Dr. Cecily) Ellis, San Antonio, TX, and David Ellis, Elizabethtown, PA; and her great-grandchildren, Azalyn Drumheller and Jack Eigenbrodt.


A viewing will take place on November 2, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. A webcast of Kay’s services will be available beginning at 11:00 a.m. Please visit https://houckgofusfuneralhome.com/tribute/details/1713/Kathryn-Ellis/obituary.html#tribute-start and click on the “Webcast” tab to view the service. If you have any questions, please call (610) 323-8220.


Interment will take place after the service at Highland Memorial Park, 701 Farmington Ave., Pottstown, PA 19464.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Kay’s memory to Samaritan’s Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC 28607, or online at https://samaritanspurse.org/.