Mary's middle name at birth was spelled "Ellen". At some point she changed it to "Ellyn".
Mary's optimistic and positive attitude was evident every minute of her life. She pursued her family history for over 50 years and left a wealth of hand written or typed family group sheets, ancestor charts, and notes.
My heart aches, for I will miss her encouragement and love. My heart is filled with joy that she has been set free of her pain.