Mary Ellen (Mae) Mohr, 95 of Central Lake, passed away on Saturday May 14th , 2022 at Meadowbrook. Married for over 70 years to her husband Bob, Mae has three "children," Connie, Steve and Leslie, in chronological order, all of whom survive her. All of the "kids" agree that Mae is the "best Mom ever," and feel incredibly fortunate to have been blessed with such a wonderful person for their Mother. Bob says that their marriage is the best thing that ever happened to him and that he can't imagine a better wife. In addition to her three children, Mae has seven grandchildren and step-grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren. Mae is preceded in passing by her mother Helen (Ella) Schomaker, her father Aloysius (Al) Schomaker, her older brother Harry Schomaker, and her younger sister Norma (Nomie) Heile.
Mae grew up in Bellevue, Kentucky, graduating from Notre Dame Catholic High School. She met Bob, also a Bellevue native, and they were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Bellevue. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Michigan for Bob’s career and never left. In addition to raising her family, Mae worked as the Executive Secretary and Assistant Administrator for Allen Test Products Corporation.
Amazingly well-read and an avid crossword puzzle enthusiast. Mae had a wonderful sense of humor and quietly lived her faith through her actions and kind words. For over twenty years, she was a central volunteer in the area's Baby Pantry, making sure that babies and young children who otherwise wouldn't have had such things as warm coats, boots, gloves, hats, and blankets, received them at no charge to their parents. Mae was also active as a Central Lake Lioness, and as a member of the St. Luke’s Catholic congregation in Bellaire.
The old adage, "to know her is to love her" applies to Mae, as all who do know her can attest. She will be missed by all but never forgotten.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 21, from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., at St. Luke’s Catholic Church in Bellaire, immediately followed by mass and a luncheon, also at St. Luke’s. Memorial contributions can be made to the Antrm County Baby Pantry, PO BOX 154, Central Lake, MI 49622.
Arrangements have been handled by the Central Lake Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes. Please sign her online guestbook www.mortensenfuneralhomes.com.