Mary Ellen Bean

July 28, 1918December 24, 2013

Mary Ellen Bean, 95, passed away Tuesday, December 24, 2013, at a local medical center.

Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 27, 2013, in Elmwood Memorial Park Cemetery, with Reverend Stan Allcorn officiating, directed by Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home, 542 Hickory, Abilene.

Mary Ellen was born July 28, 1918 in Bridgeport, Illinois. She was a member of Pioneer Drive Baptist Church.

Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jesse Bean; her daughter, Jo Ann Price Musick; and her son, James E. (Buddy) Bean.

Survivors include three granddaughters, Gina Price, Teena McCrary, and Melissa Gibbs (Glen), all of Abilene; five great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Rodney Price; one niece; and two nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Pioneer Drive Baptist Church, 701 South Pioneer Drive, Abilene, Texas 79605 or Hendrick Hospice Care, 1682 Hickory Street, Abilene, Texas 79601.

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  • Graveside Service Friday, December 27, 2013

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December 26, 2013

I'm deeply sorry for your family's loss. In these times of sorrow, please find comfort in drawing close to God. James 4:8

Donald Bean

December 26, 2013

Girls sorry about Aunt Marys' passing. She was the last of our Bean family. She always had a smile and a nice word for everyone. She has been in our prayers since I got the phone call, which wish to thank all who help and care for her these years. Love and God bless all of you.