Mary Ellen Reynolds, age 82, daughter of Jim and May (Dearduff) Burtchett, was born August 16, 1928 in Willow Springs, Missouri. She passed away July 6, 2011 in Wichita, Kansas.
She married Noal Reynolds and they lived in the Success/Houston, Missouri, area for over 40 years. He passed away August 20, 1983.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son; one daughter; one stepdaughter; one grandson; one stepgrandson; five brothers and five sisters.
She is survived by her son, Elmo and wife Vicki Reynolds of Poplar Bluff, Missouri; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; two sisters, Mable Wake and husband Ernest of Cabool, Missouri, and Anthoy Ford of Pineville, Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was baptized in the Church of Christ.
Mary was a stay-at-home mom. She enjoyed cooking and crocheting. She loved her family and cared about their well-being.
She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.
Services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 9, 2011, at Evans Funeral Home with Pastor David Barbee officiating. Burial was in Old Success Cemetery under the direction of Evans Funeral Home.