Mary Ellen Beall, 70, of Harrisville, W.Va., departed this life on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012, at her residence.
Mary Ellen was born July 28, 1941, in Morgantown, W.Va., the daughter of the late Leonard D. and Mabel (Propst) Humphreys. She was a graduate of University High School with the class of 1959 and attended Mountain State College for two years. After college, she worked in the Ritchie County Extension Office for eight years before beginning her 30 plus year career at Huntington National Bank where she served as the head teller and worked in the customer service department. She was a 50 plus year member of the St. Luke's United Methodist Church in Harrisville where she served on numerous committees, served as the financial secretary, helped prepare many church meals, and most recently was very active in the Wednesday Food & Friendship Luncheons.
Mary Ellen was also a member of the Harrisville Woman's Club for many years. She was also the co-owner and founder of Beall Monuments in Harrisville and was the founder of the Christmas lighting project at the Harrisville Town Park. She greatly enjoyed reading, cooking, taking care of her loving family especially to her three grandchildren who she thought the world of. She was an avid fan and supporter of WVU and the local sporting programs in Ritchie County and she loved and cared for the people of Ritchie County dearly.
She is survived by her two children, Larry Beall and Pamela Morton, both of Harrisville; grandchildren, Rachel and Ryan Morton and Dylan Beall; brothers-in-law, Milo Beall (Linda) and Paul Beall, both of Harrisville; nieces, Chanda Garrett (Travis) of Harrisville and Julie (Jody) Freeland of Pennsboro; great-niece and nephews, Mykayla and Austin Garrett and Andrew and Jonathan Freeland, along with her special friend and neighbor, Ilse Moore.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, J. Bernard Beall who passed away on March 20, 2011 and her father and mother in law, Blair and Gertrude Beall.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville with Rev. John Frum and Rev. John Lowther officiating. Burial will follow in the Harrisville IOOF Cemetery. Friends may call from 3-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
The family requests that donations be made to the Bernard & Mary Ellen Beall Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of Huntington Bank, 121 North Court Street, Harrisville, WV 26362 which will be awarded to a deserving high school senior boys or girls basketball player.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.mcculloughraiguel.com