Mary Ellen Lamberson, 91, Michigantown, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2013, at St. Elizabeth Hospital East in Lafayette. She was born May 8, 1922, in Kokomo, to Barton and Marie (Shepard) Downey. On Nov. 16, 1941, she married Donald L. Lamberson, and he passed away June 12, 2010.
Mary Ellen was a 1941 graduate of West Middleton and a member of Hopewell United Methodist Church, Eastern Star and Home Ec Club. Her passions were square dancing, reading, swimming, playing tennis, shopping, her flower gardens, cardinal birds, watching baseball — especially the Cubs — IU basketball, and her cat, Callie. Her grandchildren were a big passion in her life, including an honorary granddaughter Lexy.
Survivors include two daughters, Gale M. Roth, Grand Rapids, Mich., and Linda D. Lamberson, Lewisville, N.C.; sister, Jane Ridenour, Kokomo; grandchildren, Lauren Roth, Alexandria, Va., Kevin (Rikka) Voyvodich, Portland, Maine, and Kristen Voyvodich, London, England; sister-in-law, Linda Downey, Russiaville; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Barton and Marie Downey; husband, Donald Lamberson; brothers, Rob Downey, Jan Downey and George Downey; and sister, Betty Stewart.
Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stout & Son Funeral Home, 200 E. Main St., Russiaville, with Pastor Mack Paris officiating. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery in Frankfort. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hopewell United Methodist Church or the Clinton County Humane Society. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted with Stout & Son Funeral Home.