Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Eloise “Ellie” (Tackett) Landis

Eloise “Ellie” (Tackett) Landis, age 83, of Shelby, passed away peacefully in her sleep early Monday morning, August 31, 2020 at Blossom Healthcare in Willard.

Ellie was born March 22, 1937 in Salyersville, KY to the late Oren and Tessie (Conley) Tackett. She attended Salyersville High School. Ellie worked at Miami Systems/Shelby Business Forms and retired from there after 34 years of service. She was an extremely active member of Taylortown Community Church. Together with her husband, Rick, she enjoyed traveling, especially their numerous trips to Alaska, and going to NASCAR races.

Ellie truly loved her family. Those surviving are: 8 siblings: Earnestene Cunningham of Plymouth, Virginia (Jan) Day of Plymouth, Janet Sue Ryman of Shelby, John (Josie) Tackett of CO, Rev. O. Douglas (Mary) Tackett of Shelby, Jerry (Sharon) Tackett of SC, Barbara Jean Porter of Shelby, Sandra (Paul) Kistemarker of Norwalk; numerous nieces and nephews, including her special niece, Kimberly High; and other relatives and friends. Preceding her in death, in addition to her parents, are her husband: Richard A. “Rick” Landis on April 14, 2014; 2 sisters: Gerldean Brooks and Reta Hammond; and 2 infant brothers.

Family and friends are welcome on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 5-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 11 am at Taylortown Community Church, 2656 Taylortown Road, Shelby. Her brother, Rev. O. Douglas Tackett, will officiate the services and burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church and left in care of the funeral home.

Due to the current COVID-19 circumstances, both the family and the funeral home wish that everyone remains safe. Therefore, we ask that visitors be mindful of current restrictions and pay respects appropriately and promptly, without linger.

Appropriate ways to express sympathy for those unable to attend may be done by leaving an online condolence at or by leaving a comment on Ellie’s obituary on the funeral home’s Facebook page,

Memories & Condolence

  1. Pansy Blanton says:

    Eloise was always smiling and enjoyed being with her family and friends! She was 7 months older than me and we spent so many fun times together growing up! She was like a sister to me and I will miss her greatly! RIP dear cousin and friend!
    My heartfelt love and sympathy to the family! Love you All❤️

  2. Zeke and Linda Howard says:

    To the Tackett family our deepest sympathy…Ellie was such a sweet lady and a good friend…..she will be missed by so many…..

  3. Mike and Karen Barnett says:

    To the family and friends of Eloise, may God comfort you now and in the days ahead.

  4. Marlo Hartz says:

    Miss Ellie was such a kind, beautiful lady. Her smile and sweetness caused all who met her to feel welcome, as if they belonged. My prayers unto the Lord, are for all the family. May He offer extra comfort and compassion over you all. Much love from my family.

  5. Joe Campbell says:

    To Ellie’s Family. Rick and Ellie were such a nice part of our lives and important to the Shelby Church. More than that they were both good people who often showed kindness to people and faithfulness to the Lord. Best wishes during difficult days.

  6. Garrett Sparks says:

    We are gonna miss eloise she sure was a loving cousin, always had a hug and a big ole smile. Hugs and prayers to the family

  7. Emily Castelucci says:

    Dear family of Ellie Landis May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with Ellie comfort you and your family today and always. Ellie and Rick were in my Sunday school class for many years. They were such precious souls and will be greatly missed. Go bless you all.

  8. Alma Brooks says:

    Dear Landis & Tackett Family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of Ellie’s passing. She was a kind, sweet and good Christian woman. She will be missed by all of her family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you heal from your loss.

    Alma Brooks
    (Rick’s Aunt)

  9. Denny & Bev Lukity says:

    Ellie and Rick were in our class at Grace. What wonderful people, they are truly missed.

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