Mary Ellen Binford, daughter of the late Robert and Mary Jane McDaniel Midgett, was born in Puxico, Missouri on September 21, 1933, and passed away at her home in Puxico, Missouri on March 30, 2014, at the age of 80 years, 5 months and 9 days.
She had lived in the Puxico area all of her life. She was a part of the Puxico Class of 1952, and a charter member of the Puxico First General Baptist Church. She had worked as a clerk at the IGA and Bill's Market, was a member of the Puxico Square Dancing Club and loved drinking coffee at Mel's.
On June 28, 1952, she was married to Gene Binford in Piggott, Arkansas.
Surviving are her husband, Gene Binford of Puxico, Missouri; one son & wife, Ray & Margaret Binford of Puxico, Missouri; two daughters and husbands, Patty & Jim Wagner of Puxico, Missouri, Susan & Ron Hitt of Bloomfield, Missouri; six grandchildren & spouses, Jennifer & Kevin Green, Nickolas & Samantha Wagner, Tiffany & Jason Jenkins, Crystal & Bhushan Hill, Adam Wagner and Derek & Kristin Binford; and 13 great grandchildren. Other relatives and friends also survive. She was preceded in death by three sisters, Joanna Crouch, Cora Belle Kesterson, Naomi White; and four brothers, Paul, Robert, Thomas & Harry Midgett.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday April 1, 2014, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Watkins and Sons Funeral Home in Puxico, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday April 2, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins and Sons Chapel in Puxico, Missouri with the Rev. Doyle Mitchell of Puxico and the Rev. Russ Chitwood of Advance officiating.
Interment will follow in the Puxico Cemetery in Puxico, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Puxico in charge of arrangements.