Mary Ella (Rodecker) Stewart

Born: Sat., Feb. 13, 1915
Died: Tue., Nov. 8, 2011


3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Nov. 13, 2011
Location: Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., Nov. 14, 2011
Location: Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home

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Sharpsville, PA
Mary Ella Stewart

Mrs. Mary Ella Stewart, 96, of 339 Jamestown Rd. Greenville passed away Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 at St. Paul Homes.

Mary Ella was born in Sharon, PA on February 13, 1915, the daughter of the late Frederick A. and Hazel Mae (Everett) Rodecker. Graduated Sharon High School Class of 1932. She completed high school and additional business courses that Sharon High School offered. Mary Ella and her husband skipped 2nd Grade and continued to 3rd. Mrs. Stewart worked as a door to door saleslady. Additionally, she lived in Sharon, Swiss Vale, and Marionville.

She was the wife of Thomas "T.D." Dickson Stewart whom she married December 6th, 1935. They were married for 67 years before TD’s passing in 2003.

Mary Ella was a Homemaker who enjoyed playing cards, sewing, doing cross stitch, singing, collecting cardinals, playing checkers, Scrabble, Euchre, 500 bid, Skipbo, taking walks, fishing, avid reader, watching television and movies, baking, cooking, entertaining, attending church, shopping, going to fairs and parks, dining out and sightseeing.

Mary Ella was a very outgoing, compassionate, and conversational person. She always had the attitude of “Taking it to the Lord”. She enjoyed talking to everyone. Mrs. Stewart used Scrabble, reading, and watching TV to relax. Her proudest achievement was her family’s success. She always spent holidays and special days with her family; where they liked to eat delicious food and talk. Some special days to her were Valentines Day which was also her husband’s birthday and December 6th which was their anniversary.

Mrs. Stewart was survived by: Daughters Sandra Jean Holbrook of Greenville, PA.,
Dr. Doris Mae (Dr. Ron) Ingersoll of Tampa, FL., and Sue (Jerry) Stewart-Palmisano of Cleveland, OH. She also is survived by two sons:  Dr. David Dickson (Dr. Jodi Martin) Stewart of St. Paul, MN and Jonathan Everett (Karen) Stewart of Grove City, PA.

She is also survived by 5 Grandchildren: Paige Ramsey-Hamacher, Krista Ramsey, Kathleen Eddy, Kathryn Stewart, Sean Davis and Jonathan Stewart; and three Great Grandchildren: Kylie M. Hamacher, Keith Eddy Jr., Kendra Eddy, Mina and Cassie Palmisano.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Thomas Dickson Stewart, brother Lawrence A. Rodecker, and an infant daughter, Joanne E. Stewart.

Donations may be made to St. Paul Homes or Faith United Presbyterian Church.
Friends may call Sunday from 3-5 pm at the Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home.

A Religious Service will be held at Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home, 124 Main St. Sharpsville, at 11:00 am on Monday, November 14th, with Rev. Steve Stelle officiating.

Arrangements Entrusted to Donaldson-Mohney Funeral Home

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Paige Ramsey-Hamacher
   Posted Wed November 09, 2011
My heart and prayers are with all the family today and throughout this weekend. Grandma has been such an amazing role model for all of us and I'm so thankful that I was able to be counted as one of this family. I love you all and know that she is at rest and is having an incredible reunion with family and friends and is held firmly by Our Lord!

With love,
Paige and Kylie Hamacher

Annamarie Geiwitz
   Posted Fri November 11, 2011
So sad to see this today... ...I always enjoyed talking to her when see came to the home to see TD, which was everyday. She was such a sweet and caring lady. My thoughts and prayers are with all the family member. You had a very special roll model in your family.

Mike Galus
   Posted Fri November 11, 2011
Jon, Susie and family, I know it's been a million years since we talked, but I am so sorry to hear about your Mom and equally sorry that I didn't contact you when TD passed away. I fondly remember them when I think back about our painting days and "TD's Titans", our Legion baseball team. What a wonderful life they both had and such a great family they leave behind. I will always remember them and hope some day to reunite with the both of you to talk about the good old days.

Mike Galus

Marge Bahl
   Posted Fri November 11, 2011
Dear Sandy,
I did not know your mother, but you look like her. Just reading about her, tells me she loved the Lord. I am sure there is rejoicing in her home coming.
With God\'s Blessings,

Bill and Vonna Murrin
   Posted Fri November 11, 2011
To the entire Stewart Family,
We express our sincere sympathy on the passing of your Mother.
Sorry we are unable to attend the viewing as we are in Alabama for
the winter. Our prayers will be with you on Monday and in the days
Bill and Vonna

Marilyn Woods
   Posted Sat November 12, 2011
So sorry to hear of Mary Ella's passing. She was a very wonderful woman, and shared a great life with TD. My mother often talked of her fondly.
So sorry for your loss

Marilyn Greene Woods

Fred Greene
   Posted Sat November 12, 2011
I was saddened to learn of Mary Ella's passing earlier this week. She and TD and their entire family were very kind to my family as my sisters and I were growing up. I particularly remember visiting their home along the Shenango River and fishing with TD. These are very pleasant memories for me of very special people. My condolences to the entire family.

Fred Greene

Patrick Davis & Doug Moore
   Posted Sat November 12, 2011
Sue, We're sending blessings of Light & Love to you and your family.
Take good care.

Sue Willaman
   Posted Sun November 13, 2011
I will be thinking of all of you today. I have to work so won't be able to attend the services. I so enjoyed the time I spent with your Mother. She is a remarkable woman. I learned a lot about grace from her. Mary Ella helped me through a very difficult time in my life and I will always hold her in a special place in my heart. I believe she probably helped me more than I helped her. I know she is having a great time with Jesus and all her loved ones today.
Your are in my thought and prayers.
Sue Willaman

Lois Cashdollar
   Posted Sun November 13, 2011
Sandy, Dory and the rest of the family.
I was saddened to hear of MaryElla's passing. I have fond childhood (Teenage) memories of visit in Transfer and visiting her with my mom as an adult. she was a blessing to all who came in contact with her and always had a kind word and great smile to share. Her faith was a priority in her walk here and I am certain that she is enjoying her time praising God with the angels and loved ones that have proceeded her. May God give you each comfort in knowing she is with Him.

Carole "Hurme" Klingensmith
   Posted Sun November 13, 2011
So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you Sandra and your family. May God heal the pain you are feeling now with many happy memories.

Margaret Greene Moran
   Posted Mon November 14, 2011
I was so sorry to hear about MaryElla. I remember from my high school days - Mary Ella and Dick - and those memories make me smile. My mom and dad always thought very highly of them as our entire family did. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family at this time. I know that it is "remembering" that will get you through this difficult time.May God Bless.

Margaret Greene Moran

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