Jun. 4, 1964 Saint Louis St. Louis City Missouri, USA
Mary Ellen was born to E .P. and Nellie (Spriggs) Laney. [Mom always said his name was Emerson.] She went by the name May, and was born in Kansas or Missouri. The gravestone has her birth in 1896, but more than one census has 1893.
She married Charles Henkey on April 27, 1911 in St. Louis, Missouri. Their children were Edward, Harry, Dorothy and Alice. They split up and she had two more children with Clarence Sexton: twins Jackie and Clarence Junior. Mary Ellen was later reunited with Charles.