Mary E. “Mary Ellen” Enfield, 80

Mrs. Mary E. “Mary Ellen” Enfield, 80, of White Pigeon, MI, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, October 15, 2018 at 1:32 am following a sudden illness at Elkhart General Hospital.

She was born in Winchester, KY on Oct. 21, 1937 to the late Arnold and Ethel (Puckett) Smyth and later married Richard L. “Dick” Enfield on Nov. 15, 1958 in Washington, DC. He survives after nearly 60 wonderful years together.

Surviving are sons Jack (Shannon), Rich (Jessica), Chris (Mary Meyer) and Pete (Cris Piquinela) Enfield; grandchildren Elizabeth, Jonathan, Nathan, Davis, Colton, Caitlin, Kelsey Enfield and Adam O’Toole; 5 great grandchildren and brother William (Tonita) Smyth. Preceding her in death are sisters Brenda Arnold and Rose Lee Anderson.

Services will be held on Friday, Oct. 19, 2018 at 3:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Elkhart, 53953 CR 17, Bristol, IN 46507, with visitation starting at 1 pm. Pastor Phil Byars will officiate and burial will follow at Adamsville Cemetery in Michigan. Billings Funeral Home & Cremation Services have been assisting the family with arrangements.

Mary Ellen amassed over 30 years of civil service, including working at the Pentagon in Washington DC, for the Army Corps of Engineers in New Orleans, LA, and the Social Security Administration in Elkhart, IN. She attended the First Baptist Church of Elkhart and was a member of White Pigeon American Post #138 Ladies’ Auxiliary, and the Popcorn Guild at the Sturgis Hospital.  She was active in the Lunch & Let Club and the Alba Columba Club in White Pigeon, MI, and enjoyed helping her husband Dick with Lion’s Club functions. She was a tremendous cook, gardener, an avid reader and prolific quilt maker who loved to lavish her friends and family with gifted, finished quilts.

Memorial donations may be given to the Salvation Army Hurricane Michael Fund.