Mary Ellen McEntee passed away Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. She passed away due to complications of living just shy of 80 years. She was sick and tired of being sick and tired so after all her immediate family and friends made it to her home to kiss her, she let go and went to the Lord.

Mary Ellen McEntee passed away Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017. She passed away due to complications of living just shy of 80 years. She was sick and tired of being sick and tired so after all her immediate family and friends made it to her home to kiss her, she let go and went to the Lord.

She was born Feb. 10, 1938, in Shawnee to George and Ellen Hankins.

Mary Ellen Hankins married Mac McEntee and escaped Oklahoma in 1965, moving to Albuquerque where she lived the remainder of her life. She and Mac raised two sons during 47 years of marriage until Mac's death in 2007.

She retired from a long and successful career in the florist industry where she found her niche, ‘she could sell ice to eskimos.’ An outstanding public speaker, Mary was a leader in the industry commentating flower shows, conferences and conventions. A devout catholic, Mary received an Apostolic Pardon and her priest told her she was going straight to Heaven so she got away convinced Canonization would commence shortly.

Mary Ellen is survived by her loving family consisting of son, Mike McEntee and wife, Michelle; their children, Brianna McEntee, Colin and wife, Teresa and their children Murphy and Reagan; son, Pat McEntee and wife Susan, their children Liam and Jordan; brother, David Hankins and family; sister, Jeannine Hughes and her family. She also leaves behind her dear friends Judy Bailey, Al Schnoebelen, Pam Bolin and Lois Trim.

A Rosary was prayed Saturday, Nov. 18, at 8:30 a.m. at The Shrine of St. Bernadette with Funeral Mass at 9 a.m. An Irish-style wake ensued later that day at Mary's home.

Please visit our online guestbook for Mary Ellen at www.FrenchFunerals.com.