---- — Mary Elizabeth Huff, 90, of Rushville and formerly Lebanon, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2013, at Rush Memorial Hospital in Rushville.
She was born in Clermont on Oct. 1, 1923, a daughter of the late William Ernest and Hallie Faricy (Bundren) Burnell.
Her first 10 years were spent in Hendricks County. She completed the eighth grade in Seymour.
On October 15, 1941, Mary was married to Rev. George William Huff in Southport. Mr. Huff passed away on Feb. 20, 1997.
Mary spent her early years as a domestic worker in homes in Indianapolis until her marriage to George. She was then employed at Indianapolis Western Electric for 27 years, retiring in 1978.
She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved doing things for others in order to help make them happy. Mary volunteered at Witham for over 25 years and also at Boone Senior Services where she was Volunteer of Year in 2002 and 2003. She also held the title Boone Senior Citizen of the Year. She was a member of Fairview Congregational Christian Church of Lebanon, Freedom Home Economics Club, Fairview Home Economics Club and Life member of the Pioneer Club.
She is survived by her children George W. Huff, Jr. (Sherry) of Rushville, Betty Jean Ingram (Hershel) of Camden, Ohio and Carol Long (Al) of Mooresville; step-daughter, Patti Barnes of El Cajon, Calif.; brother, Furman William Burnell of Noblesville; 13 grand children and numerous great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husband, Mary was preceded in death by six brothers, Louis Burnell, Sammy K. Burnell, Herbert H. Burnell, George Russell Burnell, John Thomas Burnell, and James Ernest Burnell; and three sisters, Ruth Burnell, Sallie Ann Nease, and Frances Margaret Riddlebough.
Visitation is from noon to 2 p.m. Monday, Dece. 30, 2013, at Myers Chapel of Memories, 1502 North Lebanon Street, in Lebanon.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at the funeral home in Lebanon with Rev. Dwight Williams officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon.
Memorials may be made to the Indiana Fellowship of Christian Athletes. On Line Condolences: www.myersmortuary.com.