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Obituary for Mary Ellen Read (Manhollan)

Mary Ellen Read, 77, of Mechanicsburg, passed away on Saturday, October 7, 2023, at her residence. She was born July 13, 1946, in Youngstown, Ohio, the daughter of the late Ralph H. and Ruby A. (Kirbaugh) Manhollan. She married Michael P. Read; he preceded her in death on July 15, 2015.

Mary Ellen worked for 50 years as a server at various restaurants. She was of the Christian faith and was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Mechanicsburg. She was an avid bowler and was in the Bowlers Hall of Fame. Mary Ellen loved the time she spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Mary Ellen is survived by her three daughters Lynn Erford and husband Robert of Camp Hill, Samantha Pratt of Mechanicsburg and Nicolette Hess and husband Ellis of Mechanicsburg, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Mary Ellen was preceded in death by two brothers Harold Manhollan and Gerald Manhollan and a sister Pamela Kibe.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, October 12, 2023, from 11:00 AM until the time of the funeral service at 12:00 PM in the Myers-Baker Funeral Home, 1903 Market Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011. Burial will follow in the Rolling Green Cemetery, Camp Hill.

Memorials can be made to the American Heart Association.