Carol H. Ellis passed away on January 30, 2017. She had a long career with the State of Delaware and served as the Director of two state divisional offices appointed by Governors Tom Carper and Ruthann Minner. Her family will remember her as a caring, generous, and loving person who had a great sense of humor, a love of animals, and an avid interest in politics. She is survived by two sisters Barbara H. Blair and Susan Hilbert (Greg Fraunfelter), two nieces Jan Orbin (Ron) and Jeanne Shotwell (Fred), five great nephews and niece Ron, Christopher, and Julie Orbin and Brian and Kevin Shotwell, a great great niece, and her beloved cat Chauncey. Friends are welcome for visitation on Thursday February 9 from 6-7:30 with a memorial service to follow at 7:30 at McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington 19803. Burial will be private. To send messages of condolence visit