Mary Ellen Blue of Warsaw passed away at 2 p.m. Monday, April 8, 2019, at Miller’s Merry Manor of Warsaw at the age of 97.

She was born on Sept. 26, 1921, in Syracuse, to Emma Catherine and Floyd Ott. She was married on Nov. 9, 1940, to Melva Blue Jr. They shared 71 years of marriage before he passed away on Oct. 14, 2012.

Mary was a lifetime resident of Kosciusko County, and was a graduate of Milford High School. She and her husband, Melva, co-owned and operated Service Liquor Store in Warsaw and DeNellie’s Pizza in Bourbon, Bremen and Argos for many years.

She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. Mary will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

She will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Paula (Rick) Devenney Young, Warsaw; four grandchildren: Tracey (Kerry) Rose, Greenville, S.C.; Douglas (Rae Ann) Blue, Orange, Calif.; Thomas (Tucker) Holmquist Devenney, Chicago, Ill.; and Stacy (Joseph) Stanley, Warsaw; six great-grandchildren: Austin and Sydney Rose, Travis and Payton Blue, Makyla (Austin) Devenney Sylvester, and Madyson Stanley; and two great-great-grandchildren, Hallelu Adams and Owen Sylvester.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Dennis Blue; one sister; four brothers; grandson, Mathew Devenney; and her son-in-law, James Devenney.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw. Her funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, officiated by Pastor Larry Burkhart. Burial will follow with a graveside service at Oakwood Cemetery of Warsaw.

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Memorials to Kosciusko County Community Foundation Inc., 102 E. Market St., Warsaw, IN 46580 to go toward the KC Riley Kids Fund (make check payable to Kosciusko County Community Foundation and write the name of the fund in the memo line); or to the Animal Welfare League of Kosciusko County, 3489 E. 100 S., Pierceton, IN 46562.

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