AUBURN, Ind. -- Mary Ellen Essley, 67, died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.
Mrs. Essley had retired from Betz Nursing Home, Auburn. She was born on Oct. 14, 1946, in Hicksville, Ohio, to Walter and Mary (Patterson) Hootman.
Surviving are a daughter, Sarah Corrao, of Fort Wayne; a son, Chris Temple, of Hudson, Mich.; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Roger Hootman of Auburn, Al Hootman of Evansport, Ohio, and Jerald Hootman of Ney, Ohio; and a sister, Junita Roush of Garrett.
She was preceded in death by her husband, John Essley; a son, Ronald Temple; two sisters, Margaret Hootman and Carma Scott; and a brother, Robert Hootman.
There will be no visitation. A private graveside service will take place at a later date. Smith & Brown Funeral Home in Hicksville, Ohio, is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be shared at www.smithbrownfuneralhome.com.