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Mary Ellen Followwill, 85 of Kirksville passed away Friday, December 29, 2023 at Northeast Regional Medical Center. 

The daughter of Harry and Frances (May) Miller, she was born November 27, 1938, south of Worthington, Missouri. 

She attended school in a small, one-room schoolhouse known as Independence, also attending Queen City school, and graduating High School from Livonia High School in 1956. 

She was united in marriage to Garry Followwill on Sept 7, 1958, in Kirksville, MO. To this union were born 3 sons, the loves of her life. 

She was baptized into Christ in March 1976 and was a lifelong, active member of the Worthington Baptist Church. She was fervent in her love for the Lord and made everyone she came in contact with aware of her love for Him. 

Mary Ellen had multiple jobs throughout her life, including working at the Laughlin Hospital, Greentop school, Florsheim Shoe Factory, Schuyler County Nutrition Center, and Demos at Walmart. 

Mary Ellen was a very active member of the Worthington Garden Club and the Linus Quilting Club. She also volunteered at Camp Victory for many decades as a cook, unofficial counselor, and giver of many hugs. 

She had multiple hobbies, but her passion was first and foremost her husband, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved each and every one with a passion and would stop whatever she was doing to spend time with them. 

Some of her other favorite things were cooking and baking, and encouraging others to eat! She loved flowers and gardening, watching and feeding birds, especially hummingbirds. She was an avid quilter, and crocheter, making afghans and blankets for countless loved ones. 

Mary Ellen is survived by her husband, Garry; three sons, Ronald Followwill and wife Connie of Kirksville, MO, Steve Followwill and wife Jill of Chillicothe, MO, and Mark Followwill and wife Charlotte of Bloomfield, IA; six grandchildren, Amber Followwill, Aaron (Shelbi) Followwill, Nathan (Kelsey) Followwill, Justin Followwill, Echo (Michael) Still, and Melana Followwill; eight great-grandchildren, Aubri, Kobe, Gage, Ruger, Dane, Kannon, Mylo, and Riggs. She is also survived by two brothers, Charles (Sandra) Miller of Smithville, MO, and Marvin (Marilyn) Miller of Queen City, MO; one sister, Martina Yadon of Millard, MO; and many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; and three brothers, Dean Miller, Donnie Miller, and Dale Miller. 

Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. with a funeral service at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, at Dooley Funeral Home, Queen City, Missouri. Burial will be in Pleasant Home Cemetery in Worthington, Missouri. 

A meal will be served at Worthington Baptist Church for friends and family. 

Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Home Cemetery. 

Arrangements in the care of Dooley Funeral Home, Queen City, Missouri;