Mary Ellen Cunningham

Mary Ellen Cunningham passed through the heavenly gates on March 11, 2019. She was the daughter of Glenn and Helen Wilson, born on July 28, 1936, and the sister of Gary Wilson of Marietta. She graduated from Elk Local in Harriestville.

She was married to Richard Cunningham September 11, 1954. Together they had 3 children, Marilyn (Dan) Kehl, David Cunningham and Carolyn (David) Bleakley. Mary Ellen enjoyed Nascar and The Ohio State Buckeyes. She was a member of the Lower Salem United Methodist Church and the UMW at the church. She had been employed at The Woman’s Home.

Also surviving are nine grandchildren: Matthew (Tina), Kala (Troy), Mark (Deanna), Brandon, Derrick (Kelly), Kent (Megan), Chelsea (Jeff), Tanner (Halle), and Hunter (Courtney); 12 great grandchildren: Mikayla, Madison, Mackenzie, Eithyn, Kelton, Cole, Kali, Maci, Isabella, Parker, Zackson and Lennox. Her parents and husband preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be heldat 11 a.m. Thursday at McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home with interment following in Salem Township Cemetery. Family will greet friends at the funeral home from 2 – 8 p.m. Wednesday. Messages of sympathy may be sent to the family at www.Lankfordfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, contributions will be appreciated to Lower Salem Methodist Church, 101 Second St., Lower Salem, OH 45745 or Warren Township Volunteer Fire Department, 90 Coffman Road, Marietta, OH 45750.