Mary Elizabeth Perry

Sept. 22, 1936-Nov. 26, 2022


Mary Elizabeth Perry passed peacefully away Saturday night Nov. 26, 2022, at Ben Hur Nursing Home. She was 86 years old.

She was born in Crawfordsville to Ical Shelton and Ray Shelton. Mary was the youngest of six children.

She attended Crawfordsville and New Ross Schools. On Dec. 9, 1953, she married Charles Byron Perry and was happily and lovingly married to him until his death Jan. 29, 2008. She was a homemaker and loving mother. Mary loved her family, her pets, and of course, Elvis.

Survivors include: her daughter, Debra Perry (Randy Pirtle) of Lake Holiday; her son, Allen (Katrina) Perry of Crawfordsville; four grandchildren, Korey McDonald of Jamestown, Amy (Rex) Spencer of Lake Holiday, Lindsey (Josh) Fullenwider of Lake Holiday and Emily (Dustin) Roe of Crawfordsville; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, one sister, and a beautiful great-grandson, Kayden Fullenwider.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Burkhart Funeral Home. Services will begin at 1 p.m., led by Pastor Dan Matthews. She will be laid to rest at Oak Hill Cemetery on Grant Avenue.

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