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Mary Ellen (See) Gardner (1908-1987)


Posted By: Dorian Myhre (email)
Date: 1/23/2021 at 16:30:08

From Nevada Journal February 27, 1987 (page 1)



Mary Ellen Gardner, 78, formerly of Maxwell IA, died Monday, Feb. 23, 1987, at North Grand Care Center, Ames IA.

She was born June 14, 1908, at Crook CO to William Earl See and Catherine Ellen Barber.

She was married to Francis Gardner Dec. 21, 1927, at Elwell IA.

She lived in Maxwell IA, moving to Cambridge IA to the senior housing in 1983, and to North Grand Care Center in Ames in 1986.

Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, at Cooper Funeral Home in Maxwell with Rev. Joe Hendrixson of the United Church of Christ-Congregational, Ames IA, officiating. Interment was in Peoria Cemetery, Maxwell.

Survivors include two daughter, Mary Frances Reed of Novato CA and Catherine M. James of Ames; two sisters, Ida Banks of Zearing and Sarah Smith of Nevada IA; 11 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Francis in 1972; one infant daughter; one brother and two sisters.

Visitation was Wednesday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

A memorial has been established to the American Cancer Society.


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