Mary Ellen Parsell, 82, of South SR 587, McCutchenville, died Friday evening, June 4, 2010, at Wyandot Memorial Hospital in Upper Sandusky.
She was born Dec. 23, 1927, in McCutchenville to Marion C. "Tim" Mullholand and Marian L. (Englehart) Mullholand. She married Edward Swerlein Jr. Nov. 23, 1947, and he died
Sept. 20, 1948. She then married Karl E. Parsell Dec. 20, 1952, and he died Feb. 5, 1972.
Mary is survived by five children, Mrs. Karen (Joseph) Morton of McCutchenville, Mrs. Karla (Robert) Sears of Fremont, Mrs. Denise (John) Kastner of Tiffin, Mrs. Robin (Steven) Tong of Tiffin and Mr. Matthew (Pamela) Parsell of New Riegel; 12 grandchildren, Micah, Nathan and Melissa Morton, Stephanie (Randy) Sherman, Samantha and David Sauber Jr., Kristen (Jason) Meyer, Erika (Matthew) McKinney, Anna Marie and Kyle Tong, and Erin and Ashley Parsell; nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Mr. Marvin (Marlene) C. Mullholand of Fremont.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Edward Swerlein Jr.; her husband, Karl Parsell; and a son, Rodney Parsell, who died June 18, 1982.
Mary was retired from Spoon's Hardware in McCutchenville and was past post-mistress of McCutchenville Post Office. She also worked at Excello in Fostoria and Mohawk Country Club. She was a 1945 graduate of McCutchenville High School, where she was a cheerleader, and was a past active and founding board member of Hospice of Wyandot County. Mary was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, McCutchenville, and was a former deacon of the church. She enjoyed attending all her grandkids' sport and music events, and loved gardening (especially flowers), baking cookies for her family, reading, sewing and watching "The Young and the Restless." She loved the Detroit Pistons and traveling with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by her family, friends and her special cat Missy (aka Tubby).
Mary's funeral is at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2010, at Walton-Moore Funeral Home, with the Rev. David Jones officiating. Burial is in Bethel Cemetery in McCutchenville.
Visitation is from 4-8 p.m. Monday, June 6, 2010, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Wyandot County, American Cancer Society or the donor's choice.