March 21, 1917 - January 8, 2014

Mary Ethyl Burney Ely, 96, of Gause, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan.

A visitation is set for Friday, January 10, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home in Hearne. Funeral service is set for Saturday, January 11, at 10 a.m. at Gause United Methodist Church in Gause. Burial in Gause Cemetery will follow.

Mary was born in Riesel, Texas on March 21, 1917 to James Monroe Burney and Lela Wright Burney. She lived in the Gause area for 80 years. She was a member of Gause United Methodist Church. She was a homemaker.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Jordan Brown Ely, Sr. on April 15, 1988; a brother, Walter Burney; two sisters, Zelma Smith and Lorraine Wilson.

Survivors include her daughter, Gloria Ely of Gause; sons and daughters-in-law, Rock and Roseanne Ely and Myron and Donna Ely all of Gause; grandchildren, Sarah Loehr, Roxanne Kleiber, Jordan Ely, Keith Ely, Elizabeth Meline, Kandy Bishop, Lori Edwards, and Larry Collie; 17great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson.

Memorial donations may be made to Gause United Methodist Church, PO Box 125, Gause, Texas, 77857.

Arrangements are entrusted to Heartfield-Ritter Funeral Home.

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