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