Martha Ellen “Elly” Combs, 69, of Harrisonville, formerly of Pleasant Hill and Rockaway Beach, was born, July 8, 1951, in Pleasant Hill, the daughter of James W. and Betty (Gustin) Land. She departed this life, Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at the Kansas City Hospice House.
Elly was a 1969 Pleasant Hill High school graduate.
On April 19, 1968 she was united in marriage to William “Bill” Fleener; they later divorced. She was then united in marriage to David Combs; they later divorced.
Elly was first employed as a secretary for the Blue Ridge Bank and Trust Co., Kansas City. After moving to Rockaway Beach she worked as a secretary for Attorney Mike Lyons and later as a case worker for the Department of Family Services. She enjoyed listening and playing music; especially the piano, fishing and swimming in the creeks near her home, and watching the Kansas City Chiefs. She most loved spending time with her family.
Elly was preceded in death by her parents; her brother James Douglass Land; and her daughter, Billie Jean Fleener.
She is survived by two sons, David Jared Combs of Ravenwood, Missouri, and Darren Gene Combs of Clinton, Missouri; her son-in-law, Brian Edwards of Pleasant Hill; four grandchildren, Damien Grant and Kaylee Rantz, both of Branson, and Brittany McManus and James McManus, both of Kansas City; two great-grandchildren, Kennedy McManus and Bentleigh Skibicki; other relatives and friends.
A celebration of Elly’s life will be held 3:00 p.m. Saturday, September 26, 2020, at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home. Reverend D. Kent Deubner will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be held 2:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home on Saturday.