Mary Jane Ellis, (nee Menk), passed away on Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018 at the age of 97.
She survived her two husbands, Wayne David Carson who was killed in action in WW II and Edwin F. Ellis, the father of her 8 children who died in 1972. The beloved matriarch of her family is survived by her 8 children; Kathy Kinzeler (Bill), Bill Ellis (Debbie), Bud Ellis (Sherry), Mary Ann Hughes (Mike), Janie Piemonte (Mike), Mary Lou Bradley (Rich), Peggy Liwosz (Dan), and Greg Ellis (Susan); 27 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren.
Mary Jane was a graduate of Mt. Mercy College in Pittsburgh. During her lifetime Mary Jane was a member of the Christian Mothers at SS. Simon and Jude, made hundreds of rosaries for the poor, volunteered for Meals on Wheels in Carnegie and knitted caps for infants in the NICU and for women undergoing chemo therapy. Mary Jane loved her iPad and utilized Facebook to keep tabs on the 90+ members of her family.
A viewing will be held from 3-5 p.m., Thursday, August 23, 2018 and again from 6-8 p.m. at the William Slater II Funeral Service, 1650 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., at SS. Simon and Jude Catholic Church, 1607 Greentree Road, Pittsburgh.
Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery, 4000 Mt. Troy Road, Pittsburgh.
In lieu of flowers please send donations to A Haven, a center for grieving children and families, PO Box 5231, West Chester, Pa 19380.