Mary Elizabeth Carmichael

Mary Elizabeth Carmichael, age 91, a lifelong resident of Hancock County, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011, at Hancock Regional Hospital. She was born Nov.17, 1919, in Wilkinson to the late Clarence and Luella (Simmons) Allender.

Mary was a graduate of Charlottesville High School and attended Indiana Business College. She worked for Greenfield Banking Company, was a homemaker and attended Shiloh Christian Church. She loved farming, taking care of her family and enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She is survived by a son, Burl (Georgia) Carmichael of Greenfield; daughter, Lois (David) Apple of Pewaukee, Wis.; four grandchildren, Ellen (Chris) Dean, Brian (Beth) Apple, Jason (Karen) Carmichael, and Alissa Carmichael; four great-grandchildren; and sister, Ruth Long of Pompano Beach, Fla.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil Carmichael in 1997; and a sister, Alice Heifner.

Friends may call from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel, Greenfield. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25, 2011, at the funeral home, with Pastor Fred Girdwood officiating.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Mary E. Carmichael Fund for the Future of Agriculture c/o the Hancock County Community Foundation, 312 E. Main Street Greenfield, IN 46140 or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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