Mary Ellen (Crenshaw) Ebrecht, 69, of Ravenwood, Missouri, and formerly of Maryville, Missouri, passed from this life on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at her home with family at her side.

Mary was born in Parnell, Missouri, on October 16, 1954, her parents were Curtis and Lela Maye (Maxwell) Crenshaw and preceded her in death.  She was also preceded by her 2 brothers, Eugene Crenshaw and Walter Crenshaw.

Mary graduated from Northeast Nodaway High School, Ravenwood, Missouri.  Then she received her Registered Nursing certificate in 1993.

Mary worked for 2 years at the Maryville Living Center, then retired after 37 ½ years at the St. Francis Hospital in  Maryville.  Besides being a Registered Nurse, she was also a Respiratory Therapist.

She was a longtime member of the Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville, and she enjoyed attending the Wednesday Night Bible Study at the Ravenwood Christian Church women’s group.

Mary was an author of many published children’s books over the years.

On September 18, 1981, Mary was united in marriage to John Robert “Bob” Ebrecht, at the Judah Park in Maryville.  He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her children, Gregory (Amelia) Ebrecht, and Debbie (Travis) Burns, and her grandchildren, whom she especially enjoyed spending time with, Alexander Ebrecht, and Lily and Craig Burns.

Mary’s funeral services will be at 11:00 AM, on Monday, May 6, 2024, at the Laura Street Baptist Church, Maryville.  The burial will follow in Rose Hill Cemetery, Parnell, Missouri.

The family will receive friends for one hour prior to services on Monday at the Church.

Services are under the direction of the Bram Funeral Home, Maryville, MO.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.