Mary Ellen Kirkhope

January 02, 1935 ‒ February 24, 2020

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Mary Ellen Kirkhope, 85, of Mount Vernon passed away on Monday afternoon, February 24, 2020 at Knox Community Hospital.  She was born on January 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;  8 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, February 28, 2020 at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home, 619 East 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, February 29, 2020 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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  • So very sorry to hear of Kathy’s Mom’s passing … Nancy and I offer our sympathies …
    Dick/Nancy Laslo

    • Thank you and Joel was a blessing during this tiime. We hope you travel safe.
      Larry and Kathy

    • Thank you so much Gi Gi, it was also so special to hear from you.Please take care.

  • We’re very sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Mark and Zoe Klusacek

  • Kathy, Patti, Margie, Terri and Suz:

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mom.


    Aunt Marge and Uncle Tom

  • Kathy, Patti, Margie, Terri, Suz

    A donation has been sent to Knox County Humane Society in memory of your mother.

    Love to all of you

    Marge and Tom

  • Dearest Kathy and family;
    My deepest condolences to you and yours, I remember when we all lived in the east end. You all on vine street and us on center. And we made soap on a ropes with ivory soap for Christmas gifts. In your mom’s kitchen. Hang on to all the good memories. Your friend, Debbie (Wilson) Davis

    • Thank You Debbie,I remember well those days.I have thought about you thru the years. Mom lived in that same house until she resided in the nursing home.It was a great neighborhood!!!

    • Thank you Nancy, we do remember her years there and the individuals that she would bring home and go on picnics at Riverside Park. She cared deeply for her patients.