52-year-old Ellery resident, Marcella Annette Mabrey Valentine died Thursday, Dec. 12 at her home. A U.S. Army Veteran, she worked for the State of Illinois as an accountant. She also served as a tour guide to historic sites in Springfield.
Survivors include her mother, Etta Mabrey; a daughter, Christa (Matt B.) Fisher; a sister, Mary (Richard) Short; three brothers, Donald (Mela) Mabrey, Anderson (Lisa) Mabrey and Dale (JoAnne) Mabrey and three grandchildren.
Funeral services for Annette Mabrey Valentine will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18 at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion with burial and military rites at Bethel Cemetery at Ellery.
Visitation will be from 5 – 7 Tuesday evening, Dec. 17 at the Ingram Funeral Home in Albion. Annette was a “jeans and t-shirt” girl, so to honor her memory, those attending her visitation and funeral are encouraged to dress casually.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for funeral expenses. The Ingram Funeral Home of Albion is in charge of all the arrangements.