MOUNT VERNON — Mary Ellen Kirkhope, 85, of Mount Vernon passed away Monday afternoon, Feb. 24, 2020, at Knox Community Hospital. She was born Jan. 2, 1935, in Sheffield, to the late Clarence and Elsie (Bettinger) Weber.

Mary retired from the Ohio Eastern Star Home in Mount Vernon where she was a Registered Nurse. Prior to Ohio Eastern Star, Mary spent her career as beloved nurse throughout Knox County and Cleveland. She was a member of Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church.

Mary is survived by her daughters, Kathryn Anne (Larry) Smith of Mount Vernon, Patricia Marie (Steven) Lail of Punta Gorda, FL, Margaret Rose (Eric) Kirkhope-Thompson of Fredericktown, Therese Anne (Brian) Crissman of Findlay and Susan Marie (James) Kirkhope-Moss of Hudson; grandchildren, Christopher Kirkhope, Corey Smith, Angela Smith, Aaron Crissman, Annie Klausachek, Sara Lail, Kenton Thompson, Audra Kirkhope-Moss and Aiden Kirkhope-Moss; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Joanne Hennes of Marietta and Rose Marie (William) McCafferty of Feastville, PA; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her former husband, James Kirkhope; and a brother-in-law, Jim Hennes.

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 E. High St., Mount Vernon. The Rosary will be recited following the visitation.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, at Saint Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with Rev. Father Daniel Olvera as the Celebrant. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Mount Vernon.

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The Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Mary Ellen Kirkhope.


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