The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

November 20, 2012

Mary Ellen Bays

The Joplin Globe


Mary Ellen Bays, 90, of Carl Junction, Mo., was reunited with her husband in heaven on Nov. 18, 2012.

Ellen was born in Spiro, Okla., Feb. 10, 1922.

She married Harry Bays on Nov. 18, 1939, and they moved to Tulsa, Okla., where she gave birth to their only son, Harry Don Bays.

Ellen was preceded in death by her husband in 1984, and moved to Carl Junction in 2009. Ellen was preceded in death by her sisters, Annie Carter, Mahala Priest and Bell McCoy; and her two brothers, Odis Dees and Benjamin Dees.

She is survived by her son, Don Bays, of Aurora, Colo.; her grandchildren, Kim Buchold, of Castle Rock, Colo., and Kile Bays, of Aurora. She also has three great-grandsons, Zachary and Andrew Buchold and Alexander Bays. Ellen was blessed with two nieces, Sondra Strickland and Pam Johnson, who lovingly cared for her during illnesses.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday evening at Moore's Eastlawn. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, at Moore's Eastlawn Chapel, 1908 South Memorial Drive, Tulsa, Okla.