Mary Ellen Carney

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Mary Ellen Carney, 97, passed away on Friday, April 28, at Cedar County Memorial Hospital in El Dorado Springs. She was born October 1, 1919 in Boncarbo, Colo., the fourth child of Charles and Sarah (Marsh) Wimmers. Mary Ellen attended school in Fulton, Kan., and graduated in 1936. She then went to work at the NYA office in Fort Scott until her marriage to Owen (Pete) Carney on Jan. 10, 1939. They spent the next few years in California where they worked and had their first daughter, Darlene. They moved back to Kansas with the approach of World War II and eventually settled in Fulton to farm, a life they prospered in and loved so much. In 1979 they retired and moved to Harrisonville, Mo.

Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, Pete; a daughter, G. Darlene Sheehy; a son-in-law, Connie Sheehy; a daughter-in-law, Lois Carney; a grandson, Clay Charles; a great-granddaughter, Sarah Lowery; four brothers, Ernest Wimmer, Elmer Wimmer, Frank Wimmers, Ralph Wimmer; and a sister, Edna Billingsley.

She leaves a daughter, Beverly Legendre (Ron), of Warsaw, Mo.; three sons, Dan Carney (Brenda), of Osceola, Mo., Steve Carney (Jill), of Nevada, and Dave Carney, of Pleasanton, Kan.; a sister, Emma Bourdier of Fort Worth, Texas. She also leaves many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at the Nazerene Fellowship Hall in Nevada, at 2 p.m. on June 17.

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