Mary Ellen Coughlin

MENDOTA - Mary Ellen (Mudron) Coughlin, 68, of Mendota, went to heaven on Nov. 24, 2017.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at the First Presbyterian Church, Mendota with Rev. Susan Presley officiating. Private burial will be at Restland Cemetery, Mendota. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 28 at the Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota.

Mary Ellen was born March 20, 1949 in Joliet to Raymond and Mary (Burns) Mudron. She married William Coughlin on Nov. 29, 1969 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Joliet by Rev. Al Abbot.

Survivors include her husband of Mendota; three children, Melissa of Merrionette Park, Michael (Holly) of Ottawa and Christine of Gallup, N.M.; six grandchildren, Dawson and Trent of Merrionette Park, Victoria of Rockford, Paisley, Kinley and Ace of Ottawa; one brother, Richard of Plainfield; her inlaws, Carole (Ralph) Jones of Camden, Del., Tim Coughlin of Leesburg, Va. and Paul (Terry) Coughlin of Ocean City, Md.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her inlaws, William and Agnes (Talty) Coughlin.

Mary Ellen was a 1967 graduate of Plainfield High School and Strayer Business School in Washington, D.C. Her passions were her family, the Bible, genealogy, travel, crocheting, cooking and coloring. She lived her faith and will be missed.

Memorials may be directed to First Presbyterian Church or the Mendota Area Christian Food Pantry.


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