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“We will miss her. A great lady. ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Shirley Ballinger - OH

“Sorry to read about your loss,the wife and I send our prayers. ”
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Mary Ellen Stiles, 75, died at 11 a.m. March 10, 2012, at Lima Memorial Health System. She was born July 10, 1936, in Hancock County to Ross Reed and Clara N. Downing Painter, who preceded her in death. On Oct. 3, 1953, she married Charles L. "Chuck" Stiles, who survives in Harrod. They were married for 58 years. Mrs. Stiles was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Lafayette. She was a dedicated wife and mother, who loved spending time with friends and family. She and her husband loved to travel. She had been a member of the Buckey Riders and the Allen County Sheriff's Mounted Posse Auxiliary. Survivors also include a daughter, Deb L. Stiles, of Harrod; three grandchildren, Kristen (Justin) Howard, Megan (Lyle) Dray and Matt Starr; three great-grandchildren, Lily, William and Landon; three brothers, Lloyd (Linda) Painter and Donald (Paula) Painter, both of Lima, and Richard (Sue) Mawhorr, of Spencerville; a brother-in-law, Leonard (Joan) Ebbeskotte; two sisters-in-law, Ada Ruth Stiles, of Harrod, and Doris Starr, of Kitts Hill; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Blaine S. Stiles, who died Feb. 6, 2000; a sister, Judith A. Ebbeskotte; a brother-in-law, Harry D. Stiles; and a sister-in-law, Peggy Bogart. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Eastside Chapel. Pastor Larry Trover will officiate. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lima. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Women's Wellness Center at Lima Memorial Health System Medical Park, 525 N. Eastown Road, Lima, OH 45807. Condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.

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Chiles-Laman Funeral Homes - Lewis Eastside Chapel
828 Bellefontaine Avenue Lima, OH 45801
Tel. (419) 228-5474

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