Mary Ellen Dominick

August 15, 1933October 14, 2020

Mary Ellen Dominick passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 with friends and family at her side.

She was born August 15, 1933 in Saint Louis Missouri to Walter and Clara (nee' Studenberg) Foster. She had one brother, Charles Lee Foster. Mary Ellen graduated from Deaconess School of Nursing in 1954, and was employed throughout her nursing career at Normandy Osteopathic Hospital, as a Field Nurse for Laclede Gas Company, and for the Saint Louis County Health Department.

Mary Ellen Foster married Malcolm Dominick in 1954, and to their union was born one son, Mark.

Mary Ellen was proud of her job as a nurse, she was devoted to her Lord and was a longtime member of the Immanuel United Church of Christ in Ferguson, and she loved puppies and dogs. She was the loving mother of Mark, dear sister-in-law of Patricia (the late Robert) Stewart and Jim Dominick; beloved aunt of Kevin (Carol) Stewart, James Stewart, Kathy (Randy) Hurst, Dana Dominick, Christopher (Kim) Van Gels, Rick (Lynne) Van Gels, and the late James Van Gels; a dear great-aunt , cousin, and a dear friend to many in her lifetime, especially Eunice Schuermann. Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her husband, Malcolm, and her brother-in-law and sister-in-law John and Ina Van Gels. She also leaves behind her special furry friend, Flag.

Mary Ellen loved giving back and volunteered for many organizations, including as concierge at Lambert International Airport.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 18, 2020 from 9-10:30am at Alexander-White-Mullen Funeral Home, 11101 Saint Charles Rock Road, Saint Ann MO 63074. A Funeral Service will commence at 10:30am with a procession to Bellefontaine Cemetery to follow.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Mary Ellen's memory made to Stray Rescue or any no-kill shelter are greatly appreciated.

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Nancy Remmert

October 17, 2020

I am greatly saddened to learn of Mary Ellen's passing. I have known her for some time through Church Women United and I was delighted when she joined Immanuel UCC after Northminster Presbyterian Church closed.

Patty (Greve) Doyle

October 17, 2020

My heartfelt sympathy to Mary Ellen's family. I went all through school with her. She was a friend, and I remember her fondly.

Karen Meirink

October 16, 2020

I'm saddened by the news that Mary Ellen has passed. We had the pleasure of working with Mary Ellen since 2000, when she joined the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission (Explore St. Louis) as a dedicated volunteer.

Mary Ellen volunteered for us each month at St. Louis Lambert International Airport up until the pandemic hit. For many years, she also served at the America's Center Convention Center, sharing advice and warm hospitality to all she encountered. She is pictured below receiving a Lifetime Service Award in December 2019 with Explore St. Louis.

In addition, she was awarded the Catch Us Giving customer service award in 2015 from St. Louis Lambert Airport. It's a heartwarming story, that represents her wonderful sense of hospitality and kindness she shared with visitors.

A couple traveling from Houston TX arrived in St. Louis and left behind their medications at our Visitor Center desk. Mary Ellen tried to track them down by paging and working with the airline. Ultimately, the couple called from their hotel. When the airline was unable to deliver the medications to the travelers, Mary Ellen made the trip to the Chesterfield hotel herself to hand-deliver them at the end of her shift.

This act of kindness was just one example of the lives she touched on behalf of St. Louis and our organization. We're tremendously grateful to her. Please accept our deepest sympathy on your loss. We will miss her.


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