August, Mary Ellen

July 26, 2006

MARY ELLEN AUGUST, 51, died Sunday, July 23, 2006 at The Heart Center of Indiana in Indianapolis. She lived with her family at 6928 Goldsberry Road, Battleground, Indiana, formerly in Baltimore, MD. and grew up in the Manheim, PA area. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Clayton R. Nissley of Manheim and the late Vera Becker Nissley. For over twenty years Mary Ellen was involved in social work as a case manager for Eastern Community Health Center in Baltimore and for Friendship Community in Lititz, PA. She was the wife of Pastor Stephen Thomas August and they observed their 11th wedding anniversary in September of last year. She was a member of Lower Deer Creek Church of the Brethren in Camden, Indiana, where her husband serves as Interim Pastor. In 1977 Mary Ellen received a bachelors degree in Social Work from Eastern Mennonite University with a Masters Degree following in 1987 in Social Work from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She was a member of the National Association of Social work. Her interests included gardening, especially herbs, playing the piano, cooking, and baking. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the Erisman Mennonite Church 8 South Erisman Road, Manheim, PA on Saturday, July 29, 2006 at 2:00 P.M. Interment in Erisman Mennonite Cemetery. There will be a public viewing at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square Manheim, on Friday evening from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. with additional viewing time at the church on Saturday afternoon from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the service. Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Mary Ellen's memory to Christian Peacemaker Teams, P.O. Box 6508, Chicago, Illinois 60680-6508. The Buch Funeral Home Memories of a Lifetime Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. For further information or to send the family a message of condolence you may visit our website at www.buchfuneral.com

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