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Ellis D. Clift

Ellis D. Clift, passed away September 17, 2021 in the care of Hospice of Cincinnati.  He was preceded in death by his wife Corinne (Putnam) and his parents G. Myron Clift, and Artie M. (Ellis) Clift.  He was a long-time resident of Eaton, Ohio and Preble County.  Born in Webster County, MO, June 2, 1930, he entered the Army National Guard of Kansas for two years just after high school graduation, in Hutchinson, KS.  He continued his service to the country with enlistment in the Marine Corps. Upon discharge from the service, he found his experiences gave him a well-founded background for working at National Cash Register, repairing machines throughout Kansas.  As NCR developed new systems with electronics, he moved to Dayton, OH, becoming an instructor.  His life’s work with NCR brought him tremendous satisfaction, personal growth and great friendships.  His 60-year marriage to Corinne was, as he so often put it, the best thing that ever happened to him. Their lives together were filled with many friends, visits with family and taking time to travel the United States.  Ellis is survived by his three children, daughter, Karen Clift of College Corner, OH, daughter, Sharon and husband, Alison Walker, of Eaton, OH, and son, Alan and wife, Cathy Clift, of Eaton, OH.  Also surviving is Ellis’ grandson Benjamin Clift, of Eaton, OH.  Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton is assisting with arrangements.  Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Cincinnati, hospiceofcincinnati.org or the American Cancer Society, OH Southwest Region, 2808 Reading Road, Cincinnati, OH 45206 or donate3.cancer.org.  Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com.

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It was my great pleasure and honor to have worked with and to have gotten to know your father/grandfather while we were instructors at NCR. Ellis was a great friend and I truly enjoyed his positive outlook on life. His sense of humor and his respect for others made him a man to admire. I also knew your Mom and it was easy to see the love they had for each other. I believe that they are together once again and in the company of our precious Lord. Zef Bazan

Zef Bazan Oct 3 2021 12:00 AM

Stan & Helen Spencer: To Karen, Sharon, Alan, Cathy and Ben: Our thoughts and feelings are with you. Ellis was a good neighbor to us for well over 40 years. Will miss him not being there. Ellis and your entire family have a great sense of humor. Seems like Ellis always could see the funny side of any situation...and could invent one if there wasn't a funny side apparent to most people. Will miss his friendliness most of all.

Stan and Helen Spencer Sep 27 2021 12:00 AM

Sad to hear of your fathers death. He and your mother were great people.

Robin Smith Sep 24 2021 12:00 AM


Barbara Suggs Sep 23 2021 12:00 AM

So very sorry. Prayers to the family.

Jill Moysey Hawley Sep 22 2021 12:00 AM