Mary Ellen Millard, 93, of Harrison passed away Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at the Woodland Hospice Home in Mount Pleasant, MI. Mary Ellen was born February 11, 1925 in Gladwin, MI, the daughter of Harold and Bessie (Keysor) Horton. Mary Ellen (Horton) was united in marriage to Warren Lyle Millard on July 26, 1946, at the Gladwin Methodist Church, Gladwin, Michigan.
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Mary Ellen had resided in Harrison since 1946, coming from Gladwin. Mr. and Mrs. Millard built and operated the former Budd Theatre in Harrison for many years. Mary Ellen worked as an Accounting Clerk for the Clare County Department of Social Services for 27 years. She enjoyed working in her garden, caring for her lawn, and traveling around Michigan in the early years. She always enjoyed reading a good book, chatting and spending quality time with friends and family, and watching Wheel of Fortune, followed by Jeopardy uninterrupted daily.
Surviving Mary Ellen is one daughter, Shari Dancer , six grandchildren: Mike (Allison) Millard-Stenbeck, Mandy (Luis)Salas , Scot (Alana) Millard, Teresa (Ian) Humphres, Tony (Melanie) Dancer and Becky (Kris) Reinhardt, 11 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, one brother, Ken Horton, plus nieces and nephews. Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her brother, PFC. Bill Horton, her sister, June Horton, her parents, one son, Bill Millard, her husband of sixty-six years Warren, and her son-in-law, Lee Dancer.
A Celebration of Life Get Together for Mary Ellen will be postponed until summer, in which she has asked for a simple picnic shared by her family and friends at her granddaughter’s home. Memorial cards in memory of Mary Ellen may be considered to the family. Memorial gifts in her memory may be considered to the Harrison Public Library/Surrey House Project, 105 E Main St, Harrison, MI 48625, where the family plans to fund a space named in her honor when the library moves to the Surrey House. To share an online memory or condolence with Mary Ellen’s family, please visit: www.stockingfuneralhome.com