Mary Ellen Burrey, 78, of Bellefontaine, passed away at 2:15 p.m. on Sunday, November 18, 2012 at her home.
She was born in Logan County, Ohio on January 20, 1934 to the late Cecil and Florence Dear Stevens. On May 29, 1954 she married James Richard Burrey in Angola, Indiana, and he preceded her in death on September 9, 1979.
She is survived by a daughter Brenda (Tim) Peterson of Bellefontaine; a son James R. (friend Marcia) Burrey, Jr. of Bellefontaine; six grandchildren, Jeremy Burrey, Brad (Casey) Grimes, Breanna (Joel) Boysel, Tanner Peterson, Tate Peterson and Jenny Burrey; a step-granddaughter, Lindsay Fittro; five great grandchildren, Brady & Mya Burrey, Dane & Olive Grimes and Hollis Boysel; step-great grandchildren, Shelbie & Kaycie; and special nieces, nephews, cousins, sister-in-laws and brother-in-laws. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Debra Lynn Burrey Grimes; a sister Darlene Nogle and three brothers, Charles, Richard and Donald Stevens.
A 1951 graduate of Rushsylvania High School, Mary had worked for the Logan County Engineer’s Office and E.K. Core Bridge Company until she and her husband started a family. She later retired from Hardin Motors. She was a member of the Zanesfield United Methodist Church and the Worth While Club in Zanesfield.
A funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine with Pastor Gene Phelps officiating. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, November 20th from 4-8 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Cemetery in West Liberty.
Memorial contributions in Mary Ellen’s memory may be made to the Logan County Cancer Society, Universal Home Health & Hospice Care or the Zanesfield United Methodist Church.
Funeral arrangements are being handled by the Eichholtz Funeral Home in Bellefontaine. Condolences may be expressed at www.eichholtzfuneralhome.com.