Mary Ellen Perry Sartelle, 95, of Wytheville, Virginia, died Sunday March 29, 2009 in the Carrington Place of Wytheville. She was born February 23, 1914 in Kaufman County, Texas and she was the daughter of the late John Edward Perry and Anna Belle Saxon Perry. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Rev. Preston O. Sartelle, Sr., and a son, Rev. Mike Sartelle, a grandson, Nate Sartelle and by two brothers ad one sister. She was a member of the Draper’s Valley Presbyterian Church. Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law Pat & Rev. Dr. Cortez Cooper, Lynchburg; Susan & Rev. Calvin Jett, Johnson City, Tn., two sons and daughters-in-law Rev. Preston O. Sartelle, Jr., & Mary Ellen Sartelle, Wytheville; Rev. John & Janet Sartelle, Lexington, Ky., sister and brother-in-law Frances & Larry Seaman, Dallas, Tx., grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. from the Draper’s Valley Presbyterian Church with Rev. Dr. Cortez Cooper, Rev. Calvin Jett, Rev. John Sartelle and Rev. Preston O. Sartelle officiating. There will be a reception after the service in the fellowship hall of the church. In lieu of flowers the family wishes that memorials be made to the Draper’s Valley Presbyterian Church, Old Baltimore Road, Draper, Va. 24324, or to the Bethany Christian Service, 910 Eastern Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49500, or to the Caribbean Christian Center for the Deaf, 124 North Court Street, Lewisburg, West Virginia 24901 or to the West African Partnership C/O Terry Elniff, 21 Lynnstone Court, Asheville, N.C. 28805.
Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, Virginia.