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Rev. Mary Ellen (nee Trisler) Kitson

August 25, 1931 ~ November 13, 2017 (age 86)

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SERVICES

Visitation
Thursday
November 16, 2017

10:00 AM to 11:50 AM
Quernheim Funeral Home
800 S. Market Street
Waterloo, IL 62298

Funeral Service
Thursday
November 16, 2017

12:00 PM
Quernheim Funeral Home
800 S. Market Street
Waterloo, IL 62298



Rev. Mary Ellen Kitson, nee Trisler, 86, of Fairview Heights, Illinois, died November 13, 2017, in Red Bud, IL. She was born August 25, 1931, in South Sioux City, NE.

She is survived by her husband Rev. Allen J.”Al” Kitson ; children David Kitson, Sondra (Tim) Wittmann, Deen (Tim) Hartley, Krismis "Kris" (John) Lanman, and Tamatha "Tami" (Bret) Ries; grandchildren Heather (Dan), Jeff, Melissa (Don), T.J. (Beth), Mandi (Quinn), Krista, Brandon, Micah (Kayla), Alexandra, Rebecca, and Victoria; great grandchildren Maranda, Alicia, Klaudia, Emma, Kaylee, Josiah, Madelyn, Isaac, Erin, Analynn, Alexis, & Addison; nieces; and nephews.

She was  preceded in death by her parents Marshal and Florence (nee Westfall) Trisler; brothers Fred, Roy, Perry, and Dean; and sister Ethel.

She was ordained through Independent Assemblies of God, secretary of Fairview Heights Christ United Methodist Church, secretary of Fairview Heights clergy ministry, very active in Boy Scouts, ministered to local nursing homes and retirement centers, retired grade school and high school teacher in Illinois; reporter for South Sioux City Star; Children’s Director of American Sunday School union; and Missionettes leader.
When you saw Al you always saw Mary.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
American Diabetes Association
 

Visitation:
10 AM until time of service Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Quernheim Funeral Home
  
Funeral:
12 Noon Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Quernheim Funeral Home in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Hal Santos & Pastor Tim Hartley officiating
 

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