Donald Leroy Ennis, 86, of Allerton died at 10:46 a.m. on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at the Newman Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.
Don was born on March 26, 1934 to Edgar and Polly (Updegraff) Ennis in Westfield, IL. He married Marilyn Myers on June 5, 1954. She passed away on September 25, 2003.
He is survived by two sons, Damon (Angie) Ennis of Allerton and Derrick (Sharon) Ennis of Tolono.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife Marilyn Ennis.
Don enjoyed sports in high school, and was even offered a full ride scholarship to play baseball at Eastern Illinois University. But once out of high school, he got drafted into the Army where he served for two years. Once out of the Army, Don farmed for the Allerton Ranch. Don had a great knowledge of horses. In his younger years he roped calves. Later he raised and trained cutting, reining, and roping horses. He was a director in the United States Team Roping Championship for many years. Don was a trustee for the Allerton Fire Department, and was an active member in the Allerton United Methodist Church. Don had a great sense of humor and was loved by all his family and friends.
A private graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at the Fairfield Cemetery north of Newman. Pastor Clyde Snyder will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Traditions Health Hospice, or to the Allerton United Methodist Church.
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