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Mary Ellen Forey 1932-2013

February 12, 2013
Emmetsburg News

COLUMBUS, NE -- Former Ruthven resident Mary Ellen Forey of Columbus, NE died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 at her home.

No services are scheduled. Memorial services will be held this summer in Iowa.

Mary Ellen Forey was born Feb. 7, 1932 in Dickens, to Arthur and Jean (Platt) Voss. She grew up in the Ruthven area and graduated in 1950 from Ruthven High School. Mary Ellen lived in Iowa and Michigan, and moved to Columbus, NE in 1982.

She is survived by a daughter, Joleen Huntley of California and granddaughter Erin; a son, Gary (Susan) Knoer of Ruthven and grandchildren, Jennifer (Mike) Pompizzi , William Knoer, Sarah (Rob) Harris, Christine (Brian) Mehan, and Joseph Knoer; and great grandchildren, Cayann, Seth, Alex, Olivia, Cooper, Jackson, Dylan, Elliott, and Lincoln; daughter: Ellen (Roy) Wilson of Richmond , MI; and grandson Christopher (Laura) Wilson; daughter, Jean Ann (John) Bastian of Columbus, NE and grandchildren: Alexandra (Tyler) Shurter and Abigail Bastian; special nieces, Jean Dixon of Kenia, AK and Jane Clay of Port Huron, MI; and brother Eric (JoAnn) Voss of Ruthven.

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