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Mary Ellen Eggleston

March 30, 1962 ~ December 1, 2019 (age 57)

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Mary E. Eggleston, 57, passed away on December 1, 2019 in Traverse City.

 Mary was born March 30, 1962, the daughter of William and Eleanor (Booza) Hopp.

 Mary grew up and went to high school in Central Lake where she excelled at many sports, including basketball, softball, and track.  After graduating from Central Lake, Mary and her husband Donavan Eggleston Sr. move to Fort Polk Army base in Louisiana where Donavan was stationed.  Following Donavan’s death in 1985, Mary continued to live and work in Central Lake where she laid roots and made many lifelong friends.  Mary would later move down state where she would spend the next 20 years working and living with her love and companion John Whitson in Dearborn Heights.

 Mary loved baking, gardening and horseback riding, but most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.  She loved her mom Eleanor dearly, and never missed an opportunity to spend time with her granddaughters Alivia and Addison.

 She is survived by her son Donavan (Ashley) Eggleston, brothers Tim (Cindy) Hopp, Gary (Debbie) Hopp, her two grandchildren, Alivia and Addison Eggleston and several nieces and nephews.

 She was preceded in death by her father William Hopp, mother Eleanor Booza, brother Billy Hopp, and husband Donavan Eggleston Sr.

 Visitation will be held Friday, December 6 from 6-8 p.m. at the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Interment will take place Saturday, December 7, at 10 a.m. at Southern Cemetery, Central Lake. 

Memorial contributions may be made to  the Central Lake Athletic Department, c/o CLPS, PO BOX 128, Central Lake, MI 49622.

Arrangements have been handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.  Please sign her online guestbook

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December 6, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Central Lake Chapel
2333 S MAIN ST
Central Lake, MI 49622

December 7, 2019

10:00 AM
Southern Cemetery
1412 N M-88 Highway
Central Lake, MI 49622

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