Mary Ellen Lemen

November 7, 2011

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.

Survived by:

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.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert H. Lemen Jr. on August 11, 2007 and a brother, Richard See.


9 Condolences for “Mary Ellen Lemen”

  1. Debi (Horn) Burgess November 8, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Cathy, I am so very sorry for your loss! It’s hard to loose someone so close to you, I know all to well! Just know that my prayers & thoughts are w/ you in this time of sorrow. May God bless & keep you safe from harm. Would love to see you sometime when I’m home. Sincerely, Debi horn

  2. Diana Lemen Cowan November 8, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    My Aunt Mary was a big part of my life growing up, she was a wonderful Aunt and the kindest person I have ever known. She will be remembered always with love and missed terribly. Although I cannot be there with the family, know that you all are in my heart and prayers.
    Love you all,

  3. Chris & Suellen Myers November 9, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Terri Shircliff Bowles November 10, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Dear Cathy and Teresa,
    God has called home a real angel. Your mom was the best nurse, she had a comforting and gentle way about her. She always warmly welcomed visitors who hung out with you kids. Mary is someone whose life truly made a difference. And of course she is one of the most beautiful ladies I knew in spirit as well and physically. My mom also trusted Mary and was very fond of her. I pray you both find much comfort in knowing your mother was very loved.
    Gentle hugs,

  5. Mike Snyder November 11, 2011 at 10:21 am

    Top of the list of lady’s in my life who I will miss, still miss her sitting on her porch. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you. With deepest sympathy, Mike & Tami Snyder

  6. Greg Timmons November 11, 2011 at 11:23 am

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Bob, Teresa & Cathy. Just remembering all the fun we use to have when we were kids. The times we played together in the neighborhood and the times your parents and mine worked together at Kyger school with the PTA. Take care girls and always think of the memories of your Mother. I sure miss mine!!!!! God Bless.

  7. Chris Cook Flynn November 11, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Dearest Teresa,
    In school @ Kyger it was Carole Christine, still is I just use Chris more often unless it is legal business. Time didn’t allow me to come hug your neck & pass on comfort to you, Cathy & families. The last year I have thought of you often as I use Armstrong to get to Krug Rd., to pick up my Grandchildren @ BlueRidge & Green Meadows. I remember fun times @ your home as we Kyger Kats were growing up & had no idea about life. Behind you stands a loving God. May He see you & yours through this time and carry you on in to the future where your Mother is waiting …I believe our future is Heaven! May your Daddy be comforted with the love of your Mother and the Sweet Comforter. Sincerely, an ole school mate, Carole Christine Cook.

  8. Carol Hamilton November 12, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Hi Bob, Teresa and Cathy.
    Oh my do times at your house with Morris and Alene flash before my eyes when I read of your mother. She was a sweetie and you all were always so nice to me when we visited. Hope you all are well. Carol

  9. Jenny Harris November 18, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Cathy and family,
    I wanted to send you a card but did not have an address. I did not know your Mother, but I relate to your sad loss. As we enter the holiday season your normal has changed and it will be bittersweet. Joy will come again. Know I am thinking of you and your family at this sad time.
    Take Care.
    Jenny Harris

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