Mary Ellen Faye Smith, 80 of Rochester, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 16, 2022 in Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehab. She was born in Canada on November 16, 1941 the daughter of the late R. Ralph and Dorothy Tuttle. She worked for more than 10 years as a manager at Red Lobster, also working for 10 years in the deli at Giant Eagle, Rochester.
She attended Marion College in Marion, Indiana, where she studied music. She was a longtime member of the Rochester Wesleyan Church.
Maryellen enjoyed playing both the piano and organ, as well as sewing, and spending time with her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Tuttle.
She is survived by her loving significant other and companion of 23years; Theodore Hansen, a son and daughter-in-law: Reverend Charles & Kimberly Smith; 3 grandchildren: Ryan (Hannah), Ashley (Adam), Brittany (Aaron); 5 great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law: Reverend Doctor James and Linda Tuttle, a sister-in-law Susan Tuttle; 6 nieces and nephews: Julie, Laurie, Jackie, Wendy, Patrick and Jay, along with several great nieces and nephews; 2 cousins who were like sisters to Maryellen, Pheobe, and Barbara.
In accordance with Maryellen’s wishes all services will be private and held at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation In Maryellen’s memory to the Parkinson’s Foundation www.apdaparkinson.org