Mary Ellen “Nanny” Sallee…October 15, 1929 – September 10, 2014

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A private family memorial service for longtime Lamar resident, Mary Ellen Sallee, affectionately known to her family as “Nanny” will be held at a later date.  Per Mary Ellen’s request cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation.

Mary Ellen was born on October 15, 1929 at Cushing, Oklahoma to Noble Abner and Hazel Lela (Shoemaker) Killion and passed away on September 10, 2014 at Prowers Medical Center with her family by her side at the age of 84.

She is preceded in death by her husband; Thomas E. Sallee on August 22, 2009, her parents and one brother; Billy Killion.

Mary Ellen is survived by her four children; Gary (Rhonda) Sallee of Tulsa, OK, Elizabeth Rettberg, Yvonne Sallee, and Brett Sallee all of Lamar, grandchildren; Shawn (Speedy) Ortiz, T.J. Sallee, Crystal Terrell, Tiffany (William) Ray, Hailey (Nick) Baker, Paige (Lee) Pinkston, and Thomas Joseph Sallee, sixteen great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, two sisters-in-law; Donna Killion of Camden, MO and Hester Ann Nunnery of Garden City, KS as well as numerous other family and a host of friends.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lamar Sports Booster Club either direct or in care of the funeral home office.

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