Thursday, February 18th, 2021
Mary Ellen Hines, age 83, passed away at her home in Celina on Friday, February 12, 2021.
She was born October 4, 1937, in St. Marys, a daughter of the late James Franklin & Leona (Conner) Hagaman. Mary and Charles W. Irish Sr. were married July 18, 1953, and he preceded her in death June 15, 1980. She then married Robert C. Hines, and Mary & Bob were wed for 37 years until his death June 1, 2018.
Mary was also preceded in death by her two sons: Charles William "Chuck" Irish Jr. and James Franklin "Frank" Irish.
Surviving are her four grandchildren: Nicky Jo (Clay) Crain of Sidney, Jamie Jo (Eric) Coverstone of St. Marys, Steven Irish
of Haines City, FL, and Michael "Skip" (Sarah) Irish Emans of St. Marys, four great grandchildren, and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister, Sue Luth of Celina, daughter-in-law, Candy Irish of Celina, brother & sisters-in-law: Rita Hagaman of Celina, Allan (Doloros) Irish of Coldwater and Betty Smith of St. Marys, and step-children: Rob Hines, Gary Hines, Scott Hines, Kathy Phillips, Candy (Kelly Joe) Hire, Karen (Kevin) Knoth and Connie (Dale) Cook.
In addition to her husbands and sons, Mary was preceded in death by brothers & sisters: Harry Noble "Jack" Hagaman, Sandra (Kenneth) Phipps, Barbara (Ronald) Cooley, and James, Karl, Kathy and Steve Hagaman, brother-in-law, Dalton Luth, her husband Charles' brothers & sisters: James "Jack" (Della) Irish, Andrew Irish, Richard Irish, Billie Slone, and Erma (Thomas) Langenkamp, her husband Bob's brother & sisters: Evelyn, Lucille, and Vernon (Nell Rose) Hines, and grandsons: Trae Harter and Joseph Robert Hines.
Mary Ellen was a homemaker. She attended Grand Lake United Methodist Church and volunteered at the Mercer County Council on Aging in Celina.
She enjoyed playing Bingo and reading. Mary spent much of her free time crocheting - making many afghans, hats, and other items for her family.
A Celebration of Mary's Life will be held at a later time.
Memorial Contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences can be expressed to Mary's family at dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.