Mary Ellen Wise, 90, of Mason Healthcare and Rehab Center, Warsaw, Ind., and formerly of Burket, Ind., passed away at 3:26 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 at Mason Healthcare and Rehab Center.
She was born July 25, 1922, in Miami County, Ind. to Richard M. and Gertrude (Sunday) Gray. She was married May 29, 1942, in Warsaw, to Arthur C. Wise who preceded Nov. 6, 1981.
Mary was a homemaker. She graduated from Akron High School. She attended the Burket United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Burket Fireman Auxiliary and the American Legion Auxiliary of Mentone.
She is survived by her daughter: Colleen Wise, Warsaw; son: Garry (Sandy) Wise, Mentone, Ind.; sister: Lois (Allen) Woolley, Akron, Ind.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.
She is preceded in death by two sons: Jarry and Larry Wise; a granddaughter; two sisters: Cora Katherine Benner; Vivian Spence; six brothers: Richard O., Clifford, John W., Robert, Wm. Edward, and Garland ‘Bud’ Gray.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at Akron Cemetery with Pastor Terry Canfield officiating. Services are entrusted to Hartzler funeral services.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.