Mary Ellen Hammersley died at age 101 in Frankfort, Ind. on April 21, 2020. She was born on March 2, 1919 in Osgood, Ind., to Chancie and Naomi (Black) Lemen. She was the wife of Dr George K. Hammersley who preceded her in death in 2000. Mary Ellen graduate from Osgood High School, Ripley County, Indiana in 1937 and Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in 1940. She married her husband George in 1941 and after his service in the liberation of France in WWII, she became a homemaker in Frankfort, Indiana, where she raised their three children.
Mary Ellen was a member of the First Christian Church Disciples of Christ, Tri Kappa, Literary Club, Hospital Auxiliary and Health Committee at Wesley Manor.
Visitation and Services
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to the Wesley Manor Good Samaritan Fund, 1555 N. Main St., Frankfort, IN 46041 or the First Christian Church, 58 S. Columbia St., Frankfort, IN 46041.
Mary Ellen is survived by three children, Mary George (John) Kipp, Michael (Lois) Hammersley and Gia (Leo) Bonaventura, sister, Phyllis Courtaney, 14 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 11 siblings and 1 grandson.