Carolyn K. Ellis, 77, of Holts Summit, passed away Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Villa Marie Nursing Facility. She was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, the only child of the late Clifford and Aline Smith. She was a graduate of Shawnee High and Oklahoma Baptist University. On July 6, 1957, she was married to Calvin Brown Ellis who survives her. Carolyn worked as a medical lab technician and microbiologist during her working career. Carolyn reveled in her family and loved to cook, craft, play dominoes, and do crossword puzzles. She is survived by her husband of 55 years; her four children, Linda Chris Ellis-Fox, David Keith Ellis, Scott Anthony Ellis, and Glenn Marshall Ellis; and 10 grandchildren, five in Texas and five in Missouri; as well as one great-grandchild in Texas. There will be a memorial service at Southpark Baptist Church, 401 W Warrior Trail, Grand Prairie, TX 75052, (972) 262-2641, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, 2012. Interment of her remains will take place at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at an unspecified date. Cremation services are being handled by St. Louis Cremation Services, St. Louis, Mo., 314-241-8844.