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Mary Ellen,

I searched for you on the internet today.
I wanted to tell you there is a reunion planned for all St. Barbara's alumni on October, 12th, 2013. We will honor your memory.

God Bless You and Yours,

Pat Tyree

Posted by: Pat Tyree - Downers Grove, IL - Classmate   Aug 26, 2013

Dear Fred and Family,
We have been thinking of you often in these past weeks. We hope that each day is bringing some healing to you and your loved ones as you cope with the loss of Mary.
Marie and Johnny

Posted by: Marie and Johnny Gillespie - La Grange Park, IL - Church friends of Fred   Nov 25, 2012

I am so sorry for your loss. I work for BNSF and had many business dealings with Mary Ellen. She was always the consummate professional and a pleasure to deal with. After business was done we always talked about our lives and other things. Mary never failed to ask about my wife and her battle with Breast Cancer. Later Mary would always end every conversation with a question about my wife. I will miss Mary and always remember how caring and warm she was.

May God bless and comfort you.

Steve Spragg

Posted by: Steve Spragg - Keller, TX - Worked Together   Nov 17, 2012

Fred and Family
We shared some tough times, and lots of good times, since those early days at First Union Rail. It's hard to imagine Mary has left us. My condolences for your loss.

Posted by: Sharon Lloyd/Sharon Tinsley - Colorado Springs, CO - work friend   Nov 16, 2012

I worked with Mary many years ago and everytime I've seen her since she always had the big smile and infectious laugh. She will be sincerely missed. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time!

Posted by: Tracy DeLeon - Rogers, AR - Friend/CoWorker   Nov 12, 2012

Dear Fred and family...The Celebration of Life in remembrance of Mary today was really lovely. The photos and video showed how much Mary enjoyed life...and all her many family and friends. I enjoyed hearing people's stories shared. There were many treasured memories of events...from small to large...that made up Mary's life and who she was. May God grant you peace in the knowledge that her spirit lives on, shining in the love of Christ. Pat Diehn

Posted by: Pat Diehn - church friend of Fred   Nov 10, 2012

We were so very sorry to hear of Mary's passing. We send our deepest sympathy. Although I did not see Mary often, she always wore a big smile when we did meet. Remember all the good times you shared. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers and just know that God will hold you in the palm of his hand.
With our love, Ginni Palansky and Jim

Posted by: Ginni Palansky - Downers Grove, IL - Church friends   Nov 10, 2012

Sorry for your loss may the many memories and joy of her life be with you always.

Posted by: Debbie Hale - Fort Worth, TX - Friend and co-worker   Nov 10, 2012

Fred and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. We pray for God to watch over Mary and all of you.
-John and Marie

Posted by: John Hoo & Marie Roche - La Grange, IL   Nov 10, 2012


I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I did not know Mary well, but she was very sweet and welcoming whenever I met her. And if you picked her, she had to be someone very special. I miss you and your friendly hug, Fred. Please know I'm thinking about you and your family and keeping you in my prayers. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Jean Ann McCarthy

Posted by: Jean Ann McCarthy - La Grange, IL - Friend   Nov 10, 2012