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Mary Ellen Colson

Obituary for Mary Ellen Colson

February 27, 1929 - February 26, 2017
Greenwood, Indiana | Age 87


Mary Ellen Colson, age 87, a lifelong resident of Greenwood, passed away in the early morning hours on Sunday, February 26, 2017.
She was born on February 27, 1929 in Greenwood to Jasper and Opal Dine Merriman. She married Marshall Beaman, who preceded her in death in 1969. In 1975, she married Charles Colson who preceded her in death in 1992. Mary worked for the water department as well as in the office for LS Ayers, Woolworths and retired from Indiana American Water Company in 1991. She loved to travel to new places, playing cards with her friends and shopping. But most of all, she loved just spending time with her family and close friends.
Survivors include her son, Dennis E. Beaman (Teresa) of Greenwood; granddaughter, Sarah Lord (Richard); grandson, Randall Morris (Cathy); 5 great-granddaughters; a sister, Florence McClain; and several nieces.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, brothers, Carl, Don and Melvin Merriman and sister, Esther Merriman.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday evening, March 1, 2017 at 6:00pm at Wilson and St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Greenwood, IN 46142. A memorial gathering will be held from 4:00 until the time of service at the funeral home. A private inurnment will take place at Greenwood Cemetery at a later date.
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