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Mary Ellen Farwell

August 4th, 1930 – November 24th, 2019

Mary Ellen Farwell, 89, of Macomb, IL, formerly of Astoria, IL, passed away at 8:05 pm on Sunday, November 24, 2019 at The Elms in Macomb. She was born on August 4, 1930 in Vermont, IL the daughter of Theodore Roosevelt and Lucille (Brown) Hickle. She married Whitney Mercer. She later married Oniley Farwell on November 27, 1968 in Las Vegas, NV. He preceded her in death on January 9, 2010.

Also preceding her in death is daughter, Jeanette Walters, son, Bruce Mercer, 1 step-grandchild, 5 Brothers, Gilbert, Stanley, James, Richard, and Steven Hickle, and 2 Sisters, Peggy Holmes and Laura Hickle.

Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Anita Mercer of Vermont, IL, step-daughter, Mary (and Ernie) Douglas of Havana, IL, 4 grandchildren, Josh Mercer of Vermont, Adam (and Dawn) Mercer of Vermont, Brian (and Amy) Mercer of Vermont, and Katy Smith of Astoria, 5 step-grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and numerous step-great-grandchildren.

Mary Ellen was a cosmetologists and beautician. She also worked as a waitress at Wilbur’s Coffee Cup and Jeanies Kountry Kitchen, both in Astoria.

She was a member of the Astoria Christian Church and the Fulton County Home Extension. She enjoyed painting, drawing, camping and fishing. She enjoyed her chickens and collected ceramic chickens. Mary Ellen liked planting flowers and baking.

Services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at Shawgo Memorial Home in Astoria. Pastor Darrin Fish will be officiating. A visitation will take place 1 hour prior to the services on Wednesday at the funeral home. Interment will be in the Mount Zion Cemetery in Astoria. Memorials may be made to the McDonough District Hospice.

Condolences


November 26th, 2019

So sorry for your loss! She was a wonderful person who will be greatly missed.
Misty Workman

November 26th, 2019

Prayers for the Mercer family! She was a very kind lady. Our thought and prayers are with you, Rick and Kathy Heller

November 26th, 2019

Loved Mary Ellen!!! She was a sweetheart!! She will be missed by all!

November 26th, 2019

So sorry for your great loss !! Mary Ellen was a great neighbor and friend !! Love and prayers to you all !! From Bill and Rosie Brockley

November 26th, 2019

This breaks my heart.I loved her so much. Your brat as you called me will always hold a special place in my heart. Prayers for her family. Janey Ford

November 26th, 2019

This lovely lady is truly a beautiful soul.. prayers sent to the family... Jennifer Bollinger

November 26th, 2019

What a great lady! She and Onley were so ornery but fun. Many memories and laughs with those two. She will be sadly missed.condolences to her family.

November 26th, 2019

Above message from Tina Batterton and family

November 26th, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers to All of the Mercer Family on Mary Ellen passing! She was a “Very Nice Lady, inside and out!! Mike and Peg Davis

November 26th, 2019

So sorry to hear of her passing, Prayers for all of Mary Ellen's family. Lynn Spencer

November 26th, 2019

So sorry to hear about Mary Ellen! She was also a great friend to me for many many years....prayers for the family

November 26th, 2019

Sorry for your family's loss!

November 26th, 2019

Soo sorry for your family's loss. Sending prayers. -Mary Bruketta-waller

November 26th, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with all the Mercer family in the loss of this wonderful lady! I have known, and loved her as a friend and mentor for a very long time and she meant the world to me...I'm sure you will all miss her very much, as will I! She called me her "birthday twin" as we were born the same day and she always sent me a card in recent years...she had such a sweet soul! I'm glad her suffering is over, and she has finally gone "Home", were I will see her again someday! Rest in Peace until we meet again, my dear friend! LaRita

November 26th, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Mary Ellen was a wonderful lady. Dan and Barb Kendrick

November 26th, 2019

So sorry for your loss! Hugs to all. We always looked forward to the times we were invited out for fritters. She always treated us like family. She was such a sweet lady! - Jake, Bobbi, and Keiarra Peters

November 26th, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Thinking of your family. She's at peace. She was a great lady. Becky Lundeen

November 26th, 2019

So saddened to read this. Mary Ellen was a great great woman. Loved her to pieces
Linda and Patty Danner

November 26th, 2019

So sorry to hear about Mary Ellen, a wonderful sweet lady and family friend going back many years. Was glad I got to visit with her recently at the Elms. Sincere condolences and prayers for comfort and peace for all the family. Gary & Cheryl (Cox) Matteson

November 26th, 2019

Mary Ellen was a very special person.
Jane Curry

November 26th, 2019

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for all the Family. Bill and Sharon Ackley

November 26th, 2019

Sorry for your family's loss. Mary Ellen was a very special lady. Roberta Oest

November 26th, 2019

so sorry to hear of Mary Ellens passing. She was a wonderful lady to know. Bill Weime Sierra Vista AZ

November 26th, 2019

Mercer Family, so very sorry to hear this, when I was young I loved going to her beauty shop in Ipava and playing with Jeanette, she was such a nice lady. Bob and Susie Bucher

November 26th, 2019

Family and Friends of Mary Farwell, We would like to send prayers and Deepest Sympathy. Mary was a great person, always had a smile for you. You were treated with kindness no matter who you were. She will be sadly missed. Ora and Mary Welch

November 27th, 2019

Sorry for your loss.
Thinking of you all.
Precious memories of a sweet lady
From all us Malott Families

November 27th, 2019

We loved Mary Ellen she was the best. So very sorry to hear of her passing.Glenna Parry and Tammy Baldry

November 27th, 2019

So sorry for your loss!she was such a sweet, caring lady. Got to visit a little while at Bruce's service and she was so gracious to all. I know the family will miss her dearly, but now she will be reunited with all the loved one waiting for her in Heaven. Kathy Cox

November 29th, 2019

My condolences to the family. I took care of her at The Elms, she was so sweet. I truly enjoyed her sense of humor. Lisa Lillie

November 29th, 2019

So sorry for your loss. I took care of her at the Elms and she was such a kind person. She touched the hearts of every single person that she met and she never failed to brighten my day. She will be missed by so many. You're all in my thoughts and prayers- Lyndsey