Kenton Jay Ellithorpe

Kenton Jay Ellithorpe, age 64, of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 at the Hospice House in Glenwood, Iowa. He was born February 23, 1949 in Vancouver, Washington to Jay and Malou (Hansen) Ellithorpe. He graduated from Missouri Valley High School and Iowa State University. Kent was a police officer in the Iowa State Married Student Housing and with the Maxwell, Iowa Police Department early in his career. He also worked in the Iowa Corrections Department as a Parole and Probation Officer in Cedar Rapids, Des Moines and Council Bluffs, Iowa. Kent ended his professional career in the role of Director of Community Corrections of the 4th Judicial District serving Southwest Iowa. Kent served 21 years in the Army Reserve and National Guard, retiring as a Major. He volunteered numerous hours with the Boy Scouts of America in both Des Moines and Missouri Valley, Iowa. Kent has served in several priesthood roles since he was a youth. He currently served in the office of Seventy (missionary) in the Community of Christ formerly known as The Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He was married 42 years and raised 3 children. He was active in their lives and had of late been enjoying watching his grandchildren grow. Kenton was preceded in death by his parents. Survived by: Wife: Kathy Ellithorpe of Missouri Valley, Iowa; Daughter: Ann Basta and husband Chris of Minneapolis, MN; Daughter: Marie Ellithorpe of Missouri Valley, IA; Son: Charles Ellithorpe and wife Ashleigh of Des Moines, IA; 8 grandchildren; 6 Great grandchildren; Brother: Everett Ellithorpe of Missouri Valley, IA and fiancé’ Judy Hodgson. Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Friday at the Community of Christ Church in Missouri Valley. A Memorial Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday at the church with Priest Marie Ellithorpe officiating. Prelude-Kathy Henderson and PowerPoint with Photos Color Guard presented by the Missouri Valley Boy Scouts Invocation –Kenneth Killpack Video-“Holy Spirit Rain Down” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeP8R68p8uo) Scripture reading- Charlie Ellithorpe Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 American Standard Version (ASV) 3 For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven 2 a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4 a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5 a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6 a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7 a time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace. Eulogy- Marie Ellithorpe based on Joshua 24:15 “Choose you this day whom you will serve;…as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.” “Friends”- Morrison Family recording, track #11 Scripture reading –Ann Basta D&C 163:2-3b “2a.Jesus Christ, the embodiment of God’s shalom, invites all people to come and receive divine peace in the midst of the difficult questions and struggles of life. Follow Christ in the way that leads to God’s peace and discover the blessings of all of the dimensions of salvation. b. Generously share the invitation, ministries, and sacraments through which people can encounter the Living Christ who heals and reconciles through redemptive relationships in sacred community. The restoring of persons to healthy

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