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Obituary: Charlene H. Ellis, Martinsville

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Charlene H. Ellis, 69, of Martinsville, died April 5, 2014, at her residence.

She was born Dec. 22, 1944, in Washington, Ind., to the late Emil and Emma Braun.

Aside from her loving parents, Charlene was preceded in death by her two brothers, Gene and Bernie Braun.

She provided for her family practicing the dental arts, and she worked in several capacities, including as a dental technician, in dental research and in many other specialties. The IU School of Dentistry recognized her for her 50 years of service in the dental profession.

She enjoyed gardening, traveling the country with her husband in the antique 1942 Chevy they owned and capturing the moments of the world around her with her photography.

She, along with her husband and son, owned an antique business, where she enjoyed the excitement of the find and the story behind the antique.

As a musically inclined person, she was fond of playing the drums, organ and some stringed instruments.

Above all, she was known for being a “people person” who was well liked by many.

She is survived by her son, David Ellis of Indianapolis; her loving companion of almost 30 years, Donald Guthrie of Martinsville; her combined close family members, Debbie Liffick of New Whiteland and Matt Guthrie of Greenwood; as well as a host of other close relatives and friends.

A memorial service will take place at 4 p.m. April 27 at Carlisle-Branson Funeral Service & Crematory, 39 E. High St., Mooresville. A gathering of friends will take place from 2 p.m. until service time April 27 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to an educational memorial fund payable to Indiana College Choice Advisor 529 Savings Plan for the benefit of Autumn Guthrie, 1215 S. Illinois St., Indianapolis, IN 46225; or to a charity of the donor’s choice in Charlene’s name.

Friends may visit www.carlislebranson.com to share a memory or sign the guest registry.

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