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Mary Ellen Gardner

November 24, 1931 ~ January 16, 2020 (age 88)



Mary Ellen Gardner, 88, of Wellington, died Thursday, January 16, 2020. She was born in South Woodbury, Ohio on November 24, 1931 and moved to Wellington at a young age. Mary graduated from Wellington High School.

She retired from Columbia Gas. Mary also worked as a Librarian at the Herrick Memorial Library. She was a past president of the Friends of the Library. Family was very important to Mary and she cherished being a mother and grandmother.

Mary is survived by her son, Brooke Gardner, of Wellington; grandchildren, Thomas, Myra, and Leticia Gardner Huber; great grandchildren, Hope, Lincoln, Ramona and Atlas; and siblings, Art Rucker and Judith Clayton.  She was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Rucker; sister, Helen Hopewell and brother, Holsey Rucker Jr.

Friends and family will be received from 2-5 p.m. on Saturday, January 25 at Norton-Eastman Funeral Home, 370 S. Main St., Wellington.  A private burial at Greenwood Cemetery, Wellington, will take place at a later date.

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January 25, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Norton-Eastman Funeral Home
370 South Main Street
Wellington, OH 44090

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