Mary Ellen Lemmon (99) passed away on February 8, 2021 in Eustis, Florida. She is survived by her sister, Maxine Morley of Angola, Indiana; her children, Jerry Lemmon (Sandra) of Mason, Michigan; Sandra Beagle (Jerry) of Eustis, Florida; Leta Harrison of Springdale, Arkansas and Dwight (Herb) Lemmon, Jr. (Michelle) of Kentwood, Michigan. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, 6 step-great-grandchildren and several step-great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dwight H. Lemmon, Sr. and two grandsons and one sister and one brother.
Mary Ellen was born in Pleasant Lake, Indiana on May 25, 1921 to Clyde and Vivialeen Brooks. She married Dwight (Spike) Lemmon on May 27, 1939.
Mary Ellen was a devoted mother and a strong, courageous woman who loved staying active. She and her husband owned and operated a store for many years in Montgomery, Michigan and later moved to a farm in Jonesville, Michigan. At the age of 52 she earned her Licensed Practical Nurse degree. She worked for many years at Hillsdale Community Health Center and, after moving to Florida, served as a hospital volunteer. She loved to sew, travel, take drives in the country and road trips. She was a member of First United Methodist Church, Eustis and was always active in church activities.
A memorial service will be held in Michigan during the summer of 2021. Memorial donations can be made to First United Methodist Church of Eustis or the American Heart Association.