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Mary Ellen Rich

Mary Ellen Rich (Fitzpatrick)

Wednesday, September 28th, 1960 - Saturday, September 7th, 2019
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Obituary

Mary Ellen Rich, nee Fitzpatrick, 58, of O’Fallon, IL, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mary Ellen was born September 28, 1960 in St. Louis, MO. She was a billing clerk for Scott’s Power Equipment and had also worked for many years as a server and manager for Denny’s and O’Charley’s restaurants. Mary was an active member of her community: a representative for Paparazzi Jewelry, volunteering for Toys for Tots, Girl Scout leader for two different troops, head of the PTA when her children were in school, involved with the Angel Tree, arranged various fundraisers for sick children, and ran a daycare for many years.

Mary Ellen was preceded in death by her parents, William and Patricia (nee Schumaker) Fitzpatrick and two brothers.

Mary Ellen is survived by her husband, Kirby L. Rich of O’Fallon, IL; children, Jessica Jean (Adam) Taylor of Belleville, IL, Erin Elizabeth (Gilbert Smith) Throop of Belleville, IL, John Walter (Lizzy Brown) Throop IV of Belleville, IL, Sarah Urbahns of Troy, MO, and Daniel Rich of Overland, MO; grandchildren, Micaela Throop, Lauren Bingham, Kaden Bingham, John Walter Throop V, and Zachary Urbahns; and seven sisters and four brothers.

Memorials may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children at shrinershospitalsforchildren.org. Condolences may be extended to the family online at www.schildknechtfh.com.

Visitation will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 1:00 until 3:00 PM at Schildknecht Funeral Home, 301 S. Lincoln Ave., O’Fallon, IL 62269. Memorial Services will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Dong Long officiating.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Schildknecht Funeral Home.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm
    Location
    Schildknecht Funeral Home
    Address
    301 S. Lincoln Avenue
    O'Fallon, Illinois 62269
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    Visitation will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 1:00 until 3:00 PM at the funeral home.
  • Memorial Service

    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 | 3:00pm
    When
    Saturday, September 21st, 2019 3:00pm
    Location
    Schildknecht Funeral Home
    Address
    301 S. Lincoln Avenue
    O'Fallon, Illinois 62269
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorial Services will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 3:00 PM at the funeral home.
    Officiant
    Pastor Don Long

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Donations are being accepted for: SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN.

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Austin Absher

Posted at 02:53pm
i knew mary ellen from a young age. she was a very good baby sitter and a very good friend to my mother. i wish the best for the friends and family of mary ellen.
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Harry & Carolyn Fitzpatrick

Posted at 07:54am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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Anita Wright

Posted at 10:09pm
Walter I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
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Denice Schleser

Posted at 05:15pm
To my big sister. Your bright smile will be missed. Just like mom, you were taken too soon. I love you. Denice
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Love Roger, Fawn, Amanda, Micaela and David

Posted at 01:55pm
You are in our thoughts and prayers We love you and care about you!
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