Ellen Louise Lutz Mishey
September 22, 1928 ‒ July 19, 2009
MANSFIELD~ Ask Ellen Mishey “how are you?” and her response was always “everything is A-Okay.” That answer was reflective of her positive nature and strong Christian faith.
Ellen is now more than “A-Okay.” Her faith in the promise of Romans 8:28 – 39 is now sight. “God works for the good of those who love him…For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, (even an automobile accident) will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Separated from the body, Ellen is now present with the Lord.
She passed away Sunday afternoon July 19, 2009 from injuries of an automobile accident. She was 80.
Born Ellen Louise Lutz on September 22, 1928 in Ashland to Fred L. and A. Vera (Harper) Lutz, Ellen was graduated from Ashland High School in 1946.
On March 21, 1948 she married Charles Melvin Mishey in the First Federated Church of North Jackson. He survives.
For 21 years Ellen worked with Sprint as Directory Coordinator, retiring in October of 1990.
Following their retirement, she and Charles spent their winters in Avon Park, Fla., where they were members of First Christian Church.
Always active with Masonic bodies, Ellen was a former Worthy Matron of Order of Eastern Star #291, Bellville, and retained her membership in O.E.S. Chapter #17 and Baku Grotto Auxiliary.
Ellen was a member of Weeds Beware Garden Club, and could often be seen doting around the flowerbeds of their home ~ doting on her many Hosta varieties, lilac, sunflowers and giving Charlie instructions on which weeds needed to be pulled!
Her cheery disposition lead her to volunteer with Lexington Court Care Center and Lexington Senior-Civic Center, but she most enjoyed volunteering at Gorman Nature Center ~ combining her love of nature, and love of family, as the nature center occupies the former Mishey Family farm.
She was a member of Lexington Church of Christ, where she had served as chair of the fellowship committee.
Remembered for her kindness and thoughtfulness, Ellen baked a swell pie. Her lemon meringue, blueberry and currant-red raspberry were family favorites
Family oriented and community minded, Ellen stayed busy tending to family members and going hither and yon with Charlie to area events. “No, no, no Charlie…” she’d say, to correct him when he told a story ~ both Ellen and Charlie loved people and loved to talk to them.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by their son and daughter-in-law Melvin D. & Linda Mishey of Mansfield, and daughter and son-in-law Chelsea L. & Paul M. Deinert of Franklin, Tenn.; grandchildren Rachael & John Henry of Mansfield, Shannon M. Mishey & DeeDee Smith of Marshall, Virg., Robin & Ron Rogers of Antioch, Tenn., and Michael Deinert and Patrick Deinert both of Columbia, Tenn.; great grandchildren Robert Joseph Suvak, Jr., Hayden Anthony, Riley Mariellen Burke, Blaine Henry and Mandy Triplett; a brother and sister-in-law Fred & Janet Lutz of Ashland, a sister-in-law Chris Lutz of Mansfield; nieces and nephews; a large circle of friends as well as her brothers- and sisters-in-Christ.
She was preceded in death by brothers Edwin Lutz, Forrest Lutz and Melvin Lutz.
The Mishey Family will receive friends Friday, July 24, 2009 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home, 350 Marion Avenue (Former Finefrock Funeral Home), where a Masonic memorial service and an Order of Eastern Star memorial service will follow. The funeral service will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home, led by Pastor Tj Waters. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions to Gorman Nature Center, or Lexington Church of Christ may be made at the funeral home.