Mary Ellen Tanner

May 08, 1938 ‒ November 24, 2005

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Mary Ellen Tanner, age 67, of Fredericktown, died Thursday November 24, 2005 at the home of her daughter near Gambier. Mary Ellen was born May 8, 1938 in Knox County to George and Florence (Fletcher) Doup and had spent her lifetime in Knox County. She was a 1956 graduate of Amity High School and attended the Ohio State University in Columbus. She was a former employee of the Kroger Grocery Store in Mount Vernon and was owner of M.E.T. Trucking in Fredericktown.

Mary Ellen was a member of the Waterford United Methodist Church and the Fredericktown Pythian Sisters.

Surviving is her husband of many years Richard Tanner of Fredericktown; her daughter Jill Beth (Tim) Carpenter of Gambier; two sons Nick Anthony “Tony” Tanner and Richard Matthew “Mick” (Lee) Tanner both of Fredericktown. five grandchildren Adam Tanner, Nicole Blamer, Robyn Carpenter, Marc Tanner, and Cobe Tanner; her sister Georgene Ogle of Fredericktown and three brothers Charles “Chick” Doup of Butler, Robert E. “Coony” Doup of Fredericktown and John D. “Butch” Doup of Mount Vernon and several nieces and nephews. Besides her parents a sister Nancy Doup preceded her in death in 1946.

Friends may call Sunday from 1 to 4 PM at the Flowers-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon where a Pythian Sisters memorial service and a funeral service will follow the calling hours. Burial will be in Amity Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Road, Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

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