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Ellen Medlin

August 14, 1931 — September 16, 2021

Ellen Medlin

Ellen Medlin

Age 90 of Elwood, Illinois, formerly of Sikeston, Missouri, passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021 at Salem Village Nursing and Rehabilitation in Joliet.

Born August 14, 1931 in Charleston, Missouri, Ellen was a daughter of George and Lucille (nee Hanley) Monan. She was raised and educated in Mound City, Illinois, and graduated from Mound City High School. On August 7, 1948, Ellen married Jesse B. “Buck” Medlin. They lived in Mounds, Illinois and later moved to Joliet, Illinois, where Ellen owned and operated the Pink Petal Salon for over 25 years.

She was a former member of Southern Calvary Baptist Church in Joliet, Illinois, and participated in the Quilting and Homemaker’s Club in Elwood, Illinois. Ellen will be remembered as a gifted quilter who found great pleasure in sharing her talents with other quilters.

Survivors include her two children: Terry (Karen) Medlin of Wilmington, Illinois and Gary (Diane) Medlin of Elwood, Illinois; fifteen grandchildren: Shawn, Amy, and Tyler Medlin, Jennifer and Beth Babcock, Adam Medlin, Carrie (Dave) Harris, Alicia, Mandi, George Jr., and Jesse Medlin, Nikki (Jeremy) Bricco, Paul Summers, Priscilla (Matt) Webb, and Kristina Dowe; (34) great grandchildren, one brother and one sister: Kitten (the late Charles) McCowen of Vidalia, Illinois and Robin (Diane) Monan of Mounds, Illinois; one daughter-in-law, Helen Medlin of Joliet, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, two children: George Medlin and Ramona Bokan; and one sister: Nancy (Charles) Garrett.

The family will receive friends for a visitation on Monday, September 20, 2021 at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road, in Wilmington, Illinois from 11:00 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 12:00 p.m.

In accordance with CDC guidelines, face masks will be required by all attendees of the visitation and funeral service.

Those wishing to participate in the services virtually are welcome to join the live stream beginning Monday, September 20, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. A link for the event is available on Ellen’s memorial page.

Interment will immediately follow the funeral service at Oakwood Cemetery in Wilmington, Illinois, where Ellen will be laid to rest with her husband, Jesse.

Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Ellen’s memory to Lightways Hospice in Joliet.

Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guest book, upload photographs, and share Ellen’s memorial page by logging onto:

Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington (815)476-2181.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ellen Medlin, please visit our flower store.


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