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Mary Ellen Dill Buckley
Birth: Aug. 13, 1929
Death: Mar. 15, 1990

~~~My Grandma~~~

Mary Ellen Dill was born Aug. 13, 1929 in Oklahoma, the oldest child of Clinton and Bessie Eva (Harris) Dill. Mary was a good student in school and wanted to be a doctor when she grew up.

When she was 17, Mary married Aaron Carey. They were the parents of four daughters. Later, they divorced and Mary remarried a couple of more times and added four more children to her family.

Mary gave up her dream to become a doctor in exchange for raising her children, but for many years of her life, she was able to work in the maternity ward in the local hospital and helped deliver many, many babies. She did all she could to ease the pain of the women in labor and those who were recovering after giving birth. Once when a baby was born with special needs, its birth mother couldn't care for it, so Mary helped find adoptive parents for the child.

Tragedy struck Mary's family when her 13 year old daughter, Helen, went swimming at the local pool and drowned. Mary grieved for her child for a long time.

While in her late 50s, Mary was diagnosed with a failing heart and cancer. Though she was sick, she still managed to be at the hospital to help take care of her two oldest granddaughters when they gave birth to their first children.

March 1990, Mary passed away while resting. She will always be remembered for her inner strength and her caring and loving heart. She was a special woman who touched the lives of many. She is dearly missed.
Family links: 
  Clinton Dill (1903 - 1956)
  Bessie Eva Harris Dill Abbott (1911 - 2003)
  Aaron Carey (1922 - 2002)*
  Janie L Carey Jump (1952 - 2013)*
  Helen Louise Carey (1957 - 1971)*
  James William Mitchell (1965 - 2011)*
  Mary Ellen Dill Buckley (1929 - 1990)
  William Dill (1934 - 2016)*
  James Lester Dill (1936 - 2001)*
*Calculated relationship
Osceola Cemetery
St. Clair County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Aug 10, 2007
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