Nancy Joan Pellham passed from this life on November 15, 2023, at her home near Ava, Missouri, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 6, 1938, to Homer and Dollie (Phillips) Ellison.
On April 23, 1958, Joan was united in marriage with Elmo Pellham. To this union four children were born.
Joan loved working in her yard and garden, she enjoyed beautiful flowers. She also enjoyed raising her chickens. Joan was a hard worker she spent many years doing factory work. Even as her health declined, she wanted to go out and work in her yard. Joan also enjoyed music, especially older country and bluegrass music, she enjoyed Thursday night music at the theater in Ava and would take family members with her when they were visiting. Joan also spent many hours lavishing love and attention on her dogs especially Precious.
Joan was preceded in death by her husband Elmo, her parents, Homer and Dollie Ellison, her siblings; Virginia Richards, Barbara Rohrman, Howard Ellison, Tony Ellison, Jerry Ellison, Roma Mackey, and Billie Miller. Joan was also preceded by all her dogs that have gone on before her.
Left to mourn Joan are her children; Paula Pellham, Judy Heier and husband Scott, of Ava, Missouri, Johnny Pellham and wife Nancy of Sparta, Missouri, and Tammy Barry and husband Jim of Brighton, Missouri. She will also be missed by her 8 grandchildren: Tabitha, Melanie, Austin, Brianna, Valerie, Lida, Julian, and Anna. She will also be missed by her 5 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. Other family members and friends will also miss Joan in their lives. Precious her dog will especially miss Joan.
Graveside services will be held on Monday November 20, 2023, at 11:00 AM at Mt Tabor Cemetery, west of Ava.