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Mary Ellen Tindill

Apr 08, 2013

Mary Ellen Tindill, 99, Fowler, Ind. and formerly of Mt. Pleasant, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the Green Hill Manor in Fowler, Ind.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10, at the Finley Chapel United Methodist Church, rural Wayland. The Rev. Betsey Sue Neipert will officiate. Burial will be in the Finley Chapel Cemetery. Friends may call to greet the family from 4 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, at the Kimzey Funeral Home, Mt. Pleasant, and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday at the church.

Those considering an expression of sympathy may direct memorials to the Alzheimer’s Association, American Diabetes Foundation or the Finley Chapel United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be sent to

She was born Nov. 1, 1913, in Cosby, Anderson County, Mo. She was the daughter of Charles William and Louise Christina (nee Krull) Kirchner. She received her education in St. Edward, Neb. On April 16, 1935, in St. Edward, she married Colon J. Tindill. The couple made their home in Nebraska briefly until moving to Iowa in 1937. He preceded her in death. She moved to Fowler in 2004.

In 1956, she became a resident treatment technician at the Mt. Pleasant Mental Health Institute. She remained there for 20 years, retiring in 1976. She was an active member of the Finley Chapel United Methodist Church. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, sewing and quilting.

She is survived by her daughter Vivian (Arthur “Bud”) Cook of Fowler, Ind.; a son, Keith (Jean) Tindill of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 11 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two daughters, Marilyn Pendell and Doris Gaylor; three brothers, Glen, Frank and John Kirchner; three sisters, Alta Estes, Bessi Pierrie and Lola Fales, and a great-grandson.

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