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Mary E. Ennis, 93, of Monticello, formerly of Lebanon, passed away at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at Monticello Healthcare.?
She was born Aug. 5, 1923, in Lebanon, to the now late Claude R. and Evalena (Brock) Caldwell.
On May 15, 1942, in Lebanon, she married Morris L. Withrow; he preceded her in death Sept. 16, 1943. She later married E.L. Ennis in Lebanon; he also preceded her in death.?
Mary was a 1941 graduate of Lebanon High School.
She worked as a hairdresser for over 50 years, and was designated as a Master Beautician. She had also worked at Indiana Beach in ticket sales for eight years.?
Mary was a member of the Monticello United Methodist Church, where she was involved in the Emma Stewart Circle. She was a member of the National Hairdresser & Cosmetology Association (NHCA). She was a lifetime member of the VFW, American Legion and Disabled American Veteran auxiliaries, all of Lebanon.
She enjoyed Scrabble, crossword puzzles, board games, bingo, and oil and water painting.?
Surviving are her children, Michael W. (wife, Linda) Withrow of Bamberg, S.C., Cynthia (husband, Al) Thurman of Fullerton, Calif., and Alicia S. Fletcher of Delphi; brother-in-law, Harry W. Voorhis of Monticello; grandchildren, Ted, Rhonda, Rad, Tina, Paige, Richard, Nicole, Robbie and Jason; many great-grandchildren, and several great-great-grandchildren; and nieces, Angie, Rhonda, Brenda and Pamela.?
She was also preceded in death by siblings, Wayne Caldwell and Jean Voorhis; son, Roger Ennis; and sister-in-law, Pat Voorhis. ?
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. today, Sept. 16, at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home of Monticello. Services celebrating Mary's life will be held at 5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Brian Beeks, of the Monticello United Methodist Church, officiating. Graveside committal services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, at Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort , where Mary will be laid to rest beside her beloved Morris.?
Memorial contributions are suggested and encouraged to be given to the Monticello United Methodist Church Soup for the Soul ministry. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.?
Online condolence may be made at www.springerfuneralhome.com.
Published on September 15, 2016
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