Ellen A. Townsend, 97, of Tulsa, Okla., a former longtime resident of Corpus Christi, passed away Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010. She was born Sept. 7, 1913 in Stephens County, Okla., to Grover and Mary Elnora Morris Dillon. She was a homemaker and a member of the Church of Christ at Riverside.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Milford Oren "Bud" Townsend; and her son, Hubert Townsend.

She is survived by her son, Stanley (Louise) Townsend of Tulsa, Okla.; her daughters, Genieve (Clyde) Smith of Kingsville, and Christine (Archie) Specker of Odessa, Mo.; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 at Sawyer-George Funeral Home Chapel, with Matthew Gibson officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be her grandsons.

In lieu of flowers, friends are asked to make contributions to Medina Children's Home, Arms of Hope, 21300 State Highway 16 North, Medina, Texas 78055-3808.

Sawyer-George Funeral Home