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Mary Ellen (Cummings) Sever passed away and entered her eternal home in heaven with her Lord on October 9th, 2019 at Edwardsville Nursing and Rehab.

She was born on March 1st, 1937 to Ellen (Armstrong) & Jack Cummings of Alton, Il. She was raised by her mother and stepfather Sam Roberts.

She married Boyd Sever on January 16th, 1954. She was a mother of six children. She is survived by her husband, Boyd Sever, two daughters, Cynthia (Bill) Moore of Hartford, Il., Gima (Terry) Strader of Alton, Il., three sons, Eric Sever of Alton, Il., Byron Sever of Alton, Il., Victor Sever of East Alton, Il. and Elizabeth Sever.

She has 14 grandchildren, Craig Moore, Bob Moore, Jennifer Pointer, Amanda Carmona, Angie Rios, Erica Moody, Carrie Sever, Jamie Hart, Lily Eaves, Jessica Hettick, Victoria Wagner, Ryan Sever, Samantha Grodzecki and Josh Geil. She also has 22 great grandchildren.

Her interests were to her family, church and close friends. She also served at her church thru Daughters Of The King, choir and visiting shut-ins. She loved flower gardening, doing beautiful cross stitch pictures which she gave to many, reading and her love for her cats.

She worked at Wood River Hospital and as a secretary in several medical offices until she retired. She operated the church book store at St. Paul's Episcopal Church for many years.

She made life beautiful in many ways. We all loved her and will miss her.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her daughter Elizabeth Sever and daughter inlaw Kathy Sever.

Visitation will be at 10:00a.m. until time of service at 11:00a.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at St.
Paul's Episcopal Church in Alton, Il. Reverend Cynthia Sever and Father David Boase will officiate.
Internment at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in the Columbarium.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church and/or 5A's