MaryEllen Kollin

February 26, 1938 ‒ March 30, 2017

Bellville, Ohio

MaryEllen Kollin, age 79, of Bellville, died Thursday March 30, 2017 at her residence. She was born in Springfield, Ohio on February 26, 1938 to Nicholas and Ruth (Barbee) Bishop Sr.

MaryEllen was a member of Resurrection Parish in Lexington. She enjoyed volunteering at the Renaissance Theater, American Red Cross, The Lexington and Ontario Senior Center’s. After many years of service she retired from Columbia Gas of Ohio. She loved working over the years with her daughter Kim at Black Cat Asphalt. MaryEllen enjoyed her bingo buddies and auction sales throughout the years. She and Kim would like to thank Hospice of North Central Ohio and their many friends for all the kindness shown and help with thoughtful prayers.  Her motto was, ” Try to go out and meet a new friend everyday”.

Surviving are her children; a son, Ken (Carolyn) Kollin of Hereford, Texas; two daughters, Cynthia Kollin of Hilliard and Kim Kollin of Bellville; two brothers, Father Jerome Bishop of Cincinnati and Lawrence Bishop of Springfield.

Besides her parents she was preceded in death by two sisters; Barbara Tom and Lillian Bishop, three brothers; Nicholas Bishop Jr., William Bishop and Robert Bishop.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Resurrection Parish in Lexington with Rev. Father Jerome Bishop as Celebrant. Friends may call at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. A private burial will be held at a later date.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of North Central Ohio, 2131 Park Avenue West, Suite 400, Ontario, Ohio 44905 or the Bellville Fire Department, 470 Main Street, Bellville, Ohio 44813.

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The Snyder Funeral Home in Fredericktown is honored to serve the family of MaryEllen Kollin.

  • Cindy, Kenny, and Kim,
    A mother is such a precious gift. I know yours went through a lot in this life and stood strong through everything. For her, pain has ended and she has rest in the arms of the Creator. May you find joy in your memories and celebration that you were so blessed by a strong woman to be called mother.
    Peace and grace
    Christy Burns

    • Thank you for your kind sentiments, Christy, and for your friendship over the years. Mom was a strong individual who worked hard all her life and made many sacrifices along the way. She fought valiantly but wasn’t able to win her battle here on earth. She has been made while again and has the peace she so deserved. Mom will be missed but she is in a far better place.

      Thanks again, Christy.

  • Cindy,
    My condolences on your mother’s recent death. Her suffering on Earth is finally over and her eternal life with God our creator is now beginning. She is now surrounded by His angels and saints. May time give you solace and provide you peace as you grieve your loss.

  • It was a pleasure to meet Mary Ellen even though it was for a very short time. She is an example I hope to have the strength to follow. God bless all of you.

  • Kim,
    You were blessed to have such a wonderful woman for a mother. We were truly blessed to have known her. May God give you comfort and peace.

  • Kim,
    I am so sorry to hear about your mom. I know the two of you were close. Loss is tough and while no two losses are the same, I think the best we can do in any loss is to hold on to and cherish all the memories you made together. Memories are something that can never be taken away. Prayers to your whole family at this tough time.

  • Kim,

    I just found out of your mother’s passing. So sorry to hear about this heartbreaking loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    She was an amazing woman and I have fond memories of her.

    “Ness” Burdett