DIXON – Mary Ellen Elybeth Webb, 92, of Dixon, died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at home surrounded by her family, following an extended illness.
Mary Ellen worked for Electric and Gas Co. of Dixon, and she and her husband owned and operated Webb’s Soda Grill, Webb’s Grocery Store, and Webb’s Appliance and TV Repair, all in Dixon. She was a Realtor for many years and sold State Farm insurance along with her husband for more than 30 years.
Mary Ellen was born Nov. 3, 1920, in Mendota, the daughter of William George and Hazel Elybeth (Parsons) Karras. She married Darrell Earl Franklin Webb on Aug. 30, 1947, in Mendota. He preceded her in death in October 1996. She was a member of Foursquare Church in Dixon for 47 years and recently attended Assembly of God Church in Dixon. Mary Ellen was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Dixon Senior Center.
Survivors include one daughter, Michele (Steve) Drew; her son-in-law, Steve Heather of Cortland; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and many foster grandchildren and foster great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Sue Anne Heather; one great-grandson, Derek Steven Fruin-Drew; and two brothers, Carlos Parsons Karras and William George “Sonny” Karras.
Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m., Tuesday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon, with family present from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Assembly of God Church in Dixon, with the Rev. Mark Swarbrick officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.
A memorial has been established to Assembly of God Church in Dixon and Hospice of the Rock River Valley.
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