Mary Ellen Stauffer, 76, of Myerstown, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at her residence. She was the wife of Samuel Stauffer. They celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary this past Sept.

Born in Ephrata on June 12, 1944, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Verna (Horning) Fox. Mary Ellen attended Richland Mennonite Church. She was a loving wife and faithful mother.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by sons, David Scott, husband of Joanne Erb, of Lebanon, Michael Lee, husband of Mary Jane Stauffer, of Tower City, Jeremy Lynn, husband of Judith Stauffer, of Sunbury, and Joshua Conrad, husband of Elaine Stauffer, of Fredericksburg; daughters, Linda Ruth (Erb), wife of Marvin Martin, of Lebanon, Christina Joy, wife of Jason Brubaker, of Bethel, Jewel Ann, wife of Steven Dyck, of Texas, and Michelle, wife of Kendall Martin, of Winfield; 43 grandchildren; brothers, J. Ervin Fox, of Reading, Harvey Fox Jr., John Earl Fox, and Stanley Fox, all of Ephrata; and sisters, Ruth Ann Bowman, of New Holland, Vera Martin, of Ephrata, Verna Good, of Virginia, Lena Hostetter, of Terre Hill, and Joan Nolt, of Virginia.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, David Erb, a grandchild, brothers, Carl and Charles Fox, and sister, Arlene Fox.

Viewing will be on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at Fairview Reception Center, 141 Jackson Rd., Lebanon at 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Richland Mennonite Church. Burial will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory, Jonestown, is honored to serve the family.