Mary Sauers Ely
Mary Sauers Ely, 77 of Springfield, died at 8:55 am, Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at Lewis Memorial Christian Village. Mary, a resident of Springfield most of her life, was born November 26, 1933, in rural Dawson, the daughter of Francis J. and Helen Hansen Sauers. She married Edward A. Ely November 22, 1953.
Survivors include her husband, Edward A. Ely; daughter, Patricia A. Papp of Springfield; son, Mark A. Ely of Olathe, KS; grandson, David P. Papp; three sisters; Freda V. Follis, of Chadwick, MO, June S. Baker of Springfield, and Kathryn E. Bottrell of Decatur and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; an infant daughter, Donna Sue Ely and a sister, Marjorie McDaniel.
She was a homemaker and attended Southern View Chapel where she volunteered in the nursery.
Visitation: 3-5:30 pm, Sunday, August 14, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Lie-in-State: 10:30 – 11 am, Monday, August 15, 2011 at Southern View Chapel
Funeral Service: 11:00 am, Monday, August 15, 2011 at Southern View Chapel with Pastor Gary E. Gilley officiating.
Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to Southern View Chapel or the American Heart Association.
Leave a Condolence
Aunt Mary will always have a special place in my heart and I know the ones in heaven will enjoy her famous carrot salad! Love to all my family across the miles.
She walks with God now, He will give her wings and she will watch over all the ones she loved and cared about. She was an amazing women, mother, grandmother, wife, and friend. We will never forget you and the things you have done for the ones you love. You are in my heart always, I will miss you R.I.P grandma I love you
Your Mother always had the most beautiful smile and laugh.Our prayers and thoughts go out to all of you. May God Bless you.
My sympathies to you and your family, Patty. Please know that we are thinking of you all and keeping you in our prayers...Peace.
Debbie Meadows (also for Autumn & Dave Meadows, & Freda Follis) posted on 8/15/11
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone. I will miss Aunt Mary and will think of her fondly, especially on holidays because she never failed to send a card. I pray that remembering the good memories will always keep her close to us all.