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“Toby, I am so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. She was always a very pleasant lady and will be greatly missed. You are in our thoughts...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Angie (Lee) Hunnicutt - Andrews, IN

“Toby, so sorry to hear about your mom. She was such a great lady and will always remember the fun times we had when visiting the farm when growing...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Gloria Jesswein - Dandridge, TN

“I am so sorry for your loss. Mary Ellen meant alot to Chris and I. She will be greatly missed. She was there through some very tough times for us. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Leslie Morningstar - Wabash, IN

“Toby, So sorry to hear about your Mother. I know you will be lost without her. Take care. Brian & Robyn Bohlander ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Robyn Bohlander - Summitville, IN

“Toby, I'm so very sorry to hear of your mom's sudden passing. Seems like she always made a point to come say hello at church. Thinking and praying...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Deena Young - Westfield, IN

“Toby, I got to know your mother when she married John Clark, because John was a driver for Heckman Bindery. Our Honeywell seats were close together,...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Barbara Amiss - North Manchester, IN

“Toby, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a fine lady. I considered her to be a good friend. I will certainly miss her. My thoughts and...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Marge Young - Wabash, IN

“I'm sorry to hear of Mary Ellen's passing. We were in Manchester College a year and in the past few years had reconnected. We 've had some great...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Carmen Furney - Leander, TX


Mary Ellen Clark, 77, of Wabash, Indiana, died at approximately 5:30 a.m., Sunday, August 26, 2012 at her home. She was born September 5, 1934 in Roann, Indiana to Harvey E. and Edna (Merrifield) Yocum. Mary Ellen married John Thomas Clark in Wabash on May 8, 1982. He died October 14, 2006. She was a 1952 graduate of Roann High School, and attended Manchester College two years. She retired in 2001 from Beacon Credit Union, where she was the head teller twenty one years. Mary Ellen was a member of Wabash First United Methodist Church and Margaret Wilson Circle. She also served on several church committees. She also was a member of the Wabash Chapter of Gideon International. She loved to read and spend time with her family and friends. She is survived by her son, Toby Rife of Wabash and step-daughter, Amy (Charles) Muncy of Warsaw, Indiana. She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Melvin Yocum, Ross Yocum, and Glenn Yocum. Funeral services will be held at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Kurt Freeman & Rev. Donald Yocum officiating. Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m., Thursday, at the funeral home. Preferred memorials are Gideons International or First United Methodist Building Fund.

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