LINCOLN — Mary Ellen Bristow, 91, of Lincoln, passed away on Sunday, October 22, 2017, at The Christian Village, in Lincoln.
Mary Ellen was born on August 6, 1926, in Waynesville, Ill., the daughter of Everett Paul and Mary Theresa (Krenkel) Huffer. She married Francis Wilson “Mick” Bristow on August 10, 1944, in Atlanta, Ill. They lived in Waynesville, Clinton and then retired in Lincoln. He preceded her in death on January 2, 1981.
Mary is survived by her children, Paul (Melvina) Bristow, Jerry (Terri) Bristow, and Linda (Gary) Nodine, all of Lincoln; her sister, B. Sue (Richard) Marcotte of Lexington, S.C. Additionally Mary is survived by eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Charles Everett Huffer.
Mary was retired from Lincoln College, DCFS, Fifth Street Dollar Store, and Lincoln Garment Factory Store. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and her grandchildren.
A graveside service will be held for Mary at 1 p.m. on Friday, November 3, 2017, at Union Cemetery in Waynesville, with Ryan Edgecombe officiating.
Memorial donations may be made in Mary’s name to The Humane Society of Logan County.
Services have been entrusted to Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home, Lincoln.