Doris Madalene “Madge” Ely, 87, died in Dublin on April 2, 2019. She was born in Terry County, Texas, on Oct. 3, 1931, to Robert Roy Smith and Flossie Vivian (Lyles) Smith. She retired as a bookkeeper for Loop Co-Op Gin.
She was married to James Ely on May 25, 1957, in the community of Ashmore, Texas. Together they raised two children. He preceded her in death, as well as her brother, Dwight Smith.
She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Jamie Ely of Dublin and Kim and Russell Beamsley of Stephenville; her sister-in-law, Billie Smith of Loop, Texas; her grandchildren, Robert Alan Neighbors, Jennifer Meagan Gamez and husband Santos, Kelci Lauren Ely and husband Neal, Kamaryn Shaye Beamsley, Dylan James Beamsley and Justin Laurence Beamsley; her great-grandchildren, Aurora Rayne Ely, Joshua Daniel Neighbors and Luke Andrew Gamez; and several other relatives who will miss her.
Memorials may be made to March of Dimes, in honor of Luke Gamez.
Graveside services were Saturday, April 6, in Loop.
Visitation was Friday, April 5 at Ratliff Funeral Home in Seagraves, Texas.