Mary Ellen Elfrink Standridge, age 75, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at her home.

She was born November 24, 1940 in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Ben and Goldie Townsend Bullard.

Mary was a graduate of Cape Central High School. She was a member of LaCroix United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. She worked at the former Florsheim Shoe Company, she worked in home healthcare, she also worked in foodservice for Southeast Hospital for many years and worked in the nutrition service department for the Cape Girardeau Public School System.

Mary was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, she enjoyed playing bingo, and especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and celebrating Christmas with her family.

Loving survivors include three sons, Mike (Jan) Elfrink of Cape Girardeau, Kevin (Lisa) Elfrink of Jackson, Doug (Sarah) Elfrink of Cape Girardeau; one daughter, Beth (Justin) Lieser of Cape Girardeau; five grandchildren, Christopher (Jessica) Brockmire, Jourdan (Cody) Broeker, Sarah Elfrink, and Mallory and Allison Lieser; one great granddaughter, Grace Brockmire.

Also surviving are a brother, Ben Bullard of Cape Girardeau and a sister, Joyce (Sonny) Deimund of Cape Girardeau.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and two sisters Ruth Bodkin and Glenda Abbott. Friends may call Monday, March 21, 2016, between 4-7 pm, at the McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.

Funeral Service will be Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 11 am, at the funeral home with Rev. Bruce Baxter officiating.

Interment will follow in Lorimier Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to LaCroix United Methodist Church.

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  1. Vivian White

    Beth Ann, Please accept my condolences to you and your family. I worked with your Mom for years and she was such a fine woman. She will be missed. Sincerely, Vivian White

  2. Deborah Hasler

    Dearest Beth and family, stunned and saddened to learn of your mother’s unexpected passing. Please know that our sincerest prayers and condolences are with you at this mournful time and that you find solace in knowing that she was a wonderful person who touched many peoples lives. We will always remember her lovingly. With kindest and sincerest regards, Aunt Wilma and your cousin Debbie Hasler.

  3. Vickie Bowman

    Beth, so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you strength during this pain and sorrow.

  4. Robyn Crocetti

    Beth Ann, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a beautiful person, inside and out. I am thankful for the time we lived next door to you and your mom and to be able to get to know her. I recently ran into her at Wal-Mart and spent about a half hour catching up on “life”. She is so proud of you and your accomplishments. Know you are in my thoughts.

  5. Bart and Pat Elfrink

    Our condolences to your family. Unfortunately we will not be able to attend the funeral but are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

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