Mary Ellen Smith Beams

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Mary Ellen Smith Beams, 81, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.

She was born June 19, 1934 to Orlie Olliver Smith and Hazel Smith.

Mary Ellen was married to Ricahrd W. Beams for 58 years, who survives with two children, Daniel "Dan" Beams and wife Brenda of Greencastle and Janetta "Jan" York and husband Larry of Chalmers.

The couple has four grandchildren, Amber bauchle and husband Richie of Greenwood, James York and wife Leigha of of Lebanon, Sarah Beams and Ben Beams, both of Greencastle. They also have one great-grandaughter, Leila.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Ethel Mae Ladson, brother William "Bill" Smith and daughter Rita Darlene Beams.

Mary Ellen had been active in the church with a special heart for missions and service work. She had worked at the post office in Greencastle.

She was also active in Relay for Life and other cancer groups.

There will be no services.