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Mary Ellen Mobley
June 5, 1947 ~ August 19, 2023 (age 76) 76 Years Old
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Mary Ellen Mobley (nee Bowman), beloved wife for 60years of Robert P. Mobley Jr. Devoted mother of Teresa A. (Todd) Hennessy of Knoxville, Tennessee and Robert P. (the late Tammy) Mobley III of Cleves, Ohio. Loving grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Dear sister of William Bowman and Debra Hatton, both of Cincinnati, Kenneth Bowman of Amelia, Ohio, Anita Plummer and Shirley Manning, both of Dry Ridge, Kentucky and the late George Bowman Jr., Melvin Bowman and Jerlene Quillin. Also preceded in death by her parents, George Lee Bowman and Sara E. Bowman. Mary Ellen passed away at Hospice of Cincinnati, Twin Towers on Saturday, August 19, 2023, after a brief illness; she was 76 years old.
Visitation Thursday August 24 , 12:00PM-1:00PM and funeral service at 1:00PM at Community Lighthouse Church of God, 4305 Sycamore Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236. Interment St. Joseph New Cemetery. Ralph Meyer & Deters Funeral Home serving the family.
From Mary Ellen’s family-
Mom dedicated her entire life to her family. Her love was selfless, her compassion endless, and her devotion fierce. If there was a problem, mom was looking for a solution. If it could be fixed, she’d fix it. If it couldn’t be fixed, she would pray, and then find a way to fix it. She was a woman of unbelievable faith, a teacher and mentor to so many over the years.
Mom was a talented artist, creative and resourceful. She was an expert at making something from nothing and our memories are filled with Halloween costumes and school science projects, dollhouse furniture and matching summer outfits for little granddaughters, innumerable blankets and baby booties, and crocheted chickens stuck to the refrigerator.
She kept everything imaginable in her purse and was prepared for any emergency, broken appliance, boo-boo, or request for candy from sticky little hands. She had a song or story ready to entertain in any situation, and when she had used them all, she would create a new one on the spot. Her sense of humor was epic and her dad-jokes were awful, but she filled our lives and our spirits with laughter, even in her final days.
She touched more lives than she knew and we imagine her crown will be so heavy with jewels, she’ll need to pull it around in a wagon, with Buddy, purring and riding shotgun.