Mary Ellen  Mink's Memorial

Mary Ellen Mink
(1946 - 2007)


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Name: Mrs Mary Ellen Mink
Maiden Name: Wilson
Gender: Female
Age: 60 years old
Lived: Monday, 18 November 1946 - Saturday, 18 August 2007

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Mary Ellen Mink

November 18, 1946 - August 18, 2007


Mary Ellen Mink, 60, of Assumption died Saturday, August 18, 2007 at 5:39 a.m. in Taylorville Memorial Hospital.
She was born November 18, 1946 in Litchfield, IL, the daughter of Elmer Luther & Doris Evelyn Prather Wilson. She came to Assumption as a small child and was a graduate of Assumption High School Class of 1964. She was a homemaker.
Mary Ellen was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Assumption and Tacusah Chapter #682 Order of Eastern Star, Assumption. She liked to do crafting and at one time had her own craft store.
Mary Ellen married Ron Mink on May 9, 1965 in Assumption, IL.
She is survived by her husband: Ron Mink, Assumption; their children: Mary Colleen Gordon & husband Mark, Macon, IL; Collette Taylor & husband Ted, Moweaqua, IL; and Curtis Wayne Mink & wife Conniegh, Spartanburg, SC; 7 grandchildren: Trever Horton, Trent Horton, Nina Gordon, Claire Taylor, Kyle Taylor, Cherish Ramsey, Ryan Freeman; her parents: Elmer & Doris Wilson, Assumption, IL; brothers: Kenny Wilson & wife Lucille, Nokomis, IL and Michael Wilson & wife Kim, Assumption, IL; and sisters: Karen Sue Matthews, Bowling Green, KY and Sally Sloan & husband Kenny, Assumption, IL. She was preceded in death by her grandchild, Gavin Husky.


Funeral Information

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 22, 2007 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Tom Compton officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Assumption. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home, Pana, with Eastern Star service at 8:00 p.m.

Donations Information

Memorials may be made to the General Fund for the Order of the Eastern Star of Illinois, c/o Ron Mink, 324 N. Locust, Assumption, IL 62510.



One night I dreamed I was walking along
the beach with the Lord. Scenes from my
life flashed across the sky. In each, I
noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes,
there were two sets of footprints,
so I said, "Lord, you promised me,
that you would walk with me always.
Why, when I have
needed you most,
would you leave me?"
The Lord replied, "My precious child,
I love you and would never leave you.
The times when you
have seen only one set
of footprints, it was
then that I
carried you."

Author Unknown




 Love Lives On

Those we love remain with us,

for Love itself lives on.

Cherished memories never fade;

because one loved is gone.

Those we love can never be

more than a thought apart,

for as long as there's a memory

they live on in our heart.

Think of her as living

in the hearts of those she touched,

for nothing loved is ever lost,

and she was loved so much.

Author Unknown


From:  Brenda A. Munoz   
Chicago/Decatur IL


My deepest sympathy Ron and the family for your loss. You're all in my prayers.


written on 2007-08-22 09:35:57
Post number: 7





written on 2007-08-21 12:08:46
Post number: 6

From:  Elsie & Bruce Strasser   
Pekin, Il


Mary Ellen was a bright shinning star to all of us. Her warmth, sense of humor and enthusiasm for life was very special and we will miss her in our lives. Our love and prayers are with Ron and their family.


written on 2007-08-21 11:58:32
Post number: 5

From:  Mona (Keller) Goodwin   
Ft. Myers, Fl.


Mary Ellen was a wonderful person, and her kindness will never be forgotten. God be with all of you in this sad time. Much Love to all!


written on 2007-08-21 02:30:11
Post number: 4

From:  Teresa (Ohl) Nelson   
Taylorville, IL


Collette and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We just never know what God has planned for us. I know your mother was very proud of you, Ted and the kids. You have been a good friend of mine over the years, so don't hesitate to call if you need anything. Teresa (Ohl) Nelson


written on 2007-08-20 22:16:41
Post number: 3

From:  Frankie Grimes   


Ron, I'm So Sorry For Your Loss. You Will In My Thoughts And Prayers. I Will Always Remember Mary Ellen's Laugh & Smile. I Will Truly Miss Her. She Was A Great Person. She Always Had Kind Words Of Encouragement For Eastern Star.


written on 2007-08-20 16:03:03
Post number: 2

From:  Shari, John & Abby Bresnan   
Moweaqua, IL


Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will always remember Mary Ellen for her kind words and encouragement at Eastern Star.


written on 2007-08-20 08:42:23
Post number: 1



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Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Assumption
Occupation: Self-Employment
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Other


Favourite Music Genre: Country
Favourite Charity: Eastern Star


Place of Passing: Home
Date of Passing: 18 August 2007
Cause of Passing: Heart Attack
Type of Funeral: Ceremony @ Funeral Home and Graveside Service Followed
Place of Burial: St. Mary's Cemetary
Funeral Director: Thomas K. Dean, McCracken-Dean Funeral Home
Funeral Location: Assumption, Il
Funeral Date: 21 August 2007
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