Mary Ellen Lemen 90, of Frankfort, IN, passed away at 11:55 a.m. November 7, 2011 at her home. Born September 18, 1921 in Frankfort, IN to the late Leon R. See & Irene (Whiteman) Hutchison. Her marriage of 64 years was to Robert H. Lemen on December 15, 1946 and he survives. She and Bob met at the roller skating rink at the Clinton County fairgrounds. Mrs. Lemen was a 1939 graduate of Frankfort High School and had 3 years nurses training at Englewood Hospital in Chicago, IL. A registered nurse, she worked at the Clinton County Hospital for several years where she had been head surgical nurse and then worked for Bruce A. Work M.D. until her retirement. She was a member of the First Christian Church and currently attended the Community Christian Church. She was a Christian who knew her Lord Jesus since she was a little girl. Her goal in life was helping and doing for others, she was a very giving and considerate lady who had lots of love for her family and friends. She was a member of the Frankfort Elks #560, where she was an officer and loyal knight. She was honored as Elk of the Year in 1997 and is the only female to ever receive this honor. She was past president of the Elketts, member of the American Legion Auxiliary, where she was past president and secretary. Her hobbies include cross stitching, cooking and card playing. Mary was an avid I.U. basketball fan, she loved NASCAR and Indy racing and all other sports.
Visitation and Services
Visiting is 4-8 p.m. Thursday, November 10, 2011 at Goodwin Funeral Home, Frankfort. Service will be 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 11th at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be directed to the Clinton County Cancer Fund or the American Lung Association of Indiana.
Husband: Robert H. Lemen of Frankfort
2 Daughters: Teresa Lemen Bies of Port Charlotte, FL and Cathy Lemen Cole of Frankfort
Sister: Esther Ann (Robert) Slaughter of Elkhart
Brother: Millard (Janice) See of Frankfort
4 Grandchildren, Jason Sims, Angie Cole, Erica Reed and Erin Reed, 5 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a son, Robert H. Lemen Jr. on August 11, 2007 and a brother, Richard See.