Mary Ellen Sullivan | Obituary

PONTIAC – Mary Ellen Sullivan, 93, of Pontiac, formerly of Odell, died on November 23, 2021 at the Evenglow Lodge Health Center in Pontiac, Illinois.

Mass will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, November 29, 2021, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Odell, with Father Haake as celebrant. Interment will take place in the Saint-Paul Catholic cemetery, in Odell, after mass. A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at Duffy-Baier-Snedecor Funeral Home. A rosary will be held before the visitation at 1:30 p.m., also at the funeral home.

Memorials can be made in memory of Mary Ellen at St. Paul Catholic Elementary School, St. Paul Catholic Church or for Mass.

Mary Ellen was born in Pontiac, Illinois on September 6, 1928, to Emmett F. and Bernadine (McCarty) Bauman. She married Donald C. “Chris” Sullivan on November 23, 1950, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Pontiac. He predeceased her in death on April 9, 2009, after 58 years of marriage.

His six sons survive: Terrance C. (Marilyn) Sullivan, Flanagan, Timothy L. (Michele) Sullivan, Huntsville, AL, Thomas J. (Debra) Sullivan and Theodore J. (Becky) Sullivan, both of Pontiac, Daniel P Sullivan, Odell and James E. (Becky) Sullivan, Otsego, MI. Grandchildren: Katie (Chris Shine) Maubach, Bloomington, Lindsi (Kevin) Hill, Whispering Pines, NC, Thomas Sullivan, Huntsville, AL, Shirley Martell, Huntsville, AL, Chrystal (Drew) Lewis, Mobile, AL, Angela ( Pat) Donovan, Chillicothe, IL, Christopher (Jennifer) Sullivan, Naperville, IL, Tanner Sullivan, Pontiac, Dorie Sullivan, Jamilyn Sullivan and Abigil Sullivan of Otsego, MI. Great-grandchildren: Alex, Austin, John, Hayden, Eoghan, Raleigh, Elizabeth, Carolyn, Tristan, Cloe and Adalynn. Half-siblings: Kaye Conrad from Pilot Grove, IA, and Frederick Bauman from Chenoa, IL.

Her parents, her husband and a daughter, Marie-Thérèse, precede her in death.

Mary Ellen graduated from Chenoa High School in 1946. She continued her education and attended Illinois State University for fashion design. She was a housewife. Mary Ellen was proud to be a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, formerly Grand Regent of Catholic Daughters, St. Paul Sodality, and Altar and Rosary Society.

She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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