Clare Marie Rivera Ellis, infant daughter, of Ramon and Andrea Ellis Rivera passed away at 7:30 PM on Feb. 11, 2013 in Mercy Children’s Hospital in Creve Coeur, MO.

Marie was born Jan. 25, 2013 in Mercy Children’s Hospital.

A private family memorial service was held Friday Feb. 15, 2013 in Mound Cemetery at Cowden, IL.Lockart-Green Funeral Home in Cowden, IL was entrusted with arrangements.Rev. Allynn Walker was the officiant.Memorials in Clare’s memory may be made to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of Mercy Children’s Hospital at 615 New Ballas Rd., Creve Coeur, MO63141 or to the March of Dimes at https://www.marchof line condolences may be directed to the Family at

Surviving are her parents: Ramon and Andrea Ellis Rivera of Dupo, IL; grandparents: Gary and Jo Ellis of Altamont, IL and Ramon and Maria Rivera of Bayamon, PR; great grandmother Elba Claudio of Bayamon, PR; many uncles and aunts and several cousins;

Clare was preceded in death by great grandparents: Lonnie and Ruth Banning and John and Clare Ellis, aunt Abby Jo Ellis, great uncles:Johnnie Banning, Richard Ellis and Ruben Coldero and a cousin, Laura Ellis.