Mary Ellen Lindstrom, 84, of McPherson passed away at 11:14 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, peacefully, at McPherson Hospital.

Mary was born in St. Elmo, Illinois on Aug. 2, 1932, a daughter of Jeanette (Jones) and Dallas Siddens.

Mary attended St. Elmo grade schools and graduated from St. Elmo High School, St. Elmo, Illinois.

Mary started working as a maid for the Hunt family, then worked for Dr. Lundstrom at McPherson Veterinary Clinic for several years prior to working for CertainTeed Corp, and retired from the Alliance Insurance Company, all of McPherson. After her retirement, she volunteered at the Save ‘N’ Share in McPherson.

Mary was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 24. Mary enjoyed reminiscing about farm life, taking bus trips, scrapbooking, reading, crocheting, Kansas history, and spending time with her family.

Mary Ellen Siddens was united in marriage to Elmer Junior Lindstrom on Aug. 26, 1951 in McPherson.

She is survived by her children, Mary Jane Bailey and her husband Allen, of Windom, Lori Janae Durkes and her husband Wade, of Maple Hill, Larry Jay Lindstrom and his partner John Beck, of Broomfield, Colorado, and Jon Lyn Lindstrom and his wife Coleen, of McPherson; a son-in-law, Richard Moss, of Windom; three grandchildren; one step-grandson; two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, other relatives and a host of friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Elmer Junior Lindstrom; her son, James Elmer "Jim" Lindstrom; her daughter, Jean Ann Moss; and a great-grandson, Zachary.

Graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 at Windom Cemetery, Windom with Pastor Terry Post officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount Hope Sanctuary and they can be sent in care of the Glidden - Ediger Funeral Home, 222 W. Euclid St., McPherson, Kansas 67460.