Mary Ellen Alexander

04/24/1943 - 06/06/2020

Obituary For Mary Ellen Alexander

Mary Ellen Alexander, age 77 of Fairfield, Ohio passed away June 6th, 2020. She was born on April 24, 1943 in Hamilton, Ohio to the late Clifford D. Payne Sr. and Effie May Payne (nee Rucker). She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Gary James Alexander. She is also survived by their daughter, Ronda K. Niehaus and son-in-law Eric J. Niehaus; two grandchildren, of which she adored, Alexander J. Niehaus and Emily K. Niehaus. Stepdaughter Jeanette Ober and her sons Corey and Nicholas. She is also is survived by her devoted sister, Judith A. Little, and brother, Clifford D. Payne Jr. Preceded in death were brothers Neil and Lewis Payne and sister Emma M. Thomas.
Mary graduated from Garfield High School. She worked several jobs throughout her life and in her last position, she was employed by Luxottica as a V.P. Administrative Assistant. Mary was a devoted Christian and belonged to First Church of God (Bridgewater Church). She was a member of the Laureate Delta Epsilon chapter of Beta Sigma Phi for 53 years. She served in many chapter leadership roles, yet her favorite was volunteering on the Service Committee. She loved to travel with her family and friends. Mary had many loving friendships and was cared for by many. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
She always had a beautiful smile. Visitation on Thursday June 11, 2020
at THE WEBSTER FUNERAL HOME 3080 Homeward Way at Rt. 4, Fairfield from 11:00 AM until the time of the funeral service at 12:00 PM, with Pastor Drew Wilkerson, officiating. Burial to follow in Greenwood Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. ( Online condolences to

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  • So sorry to hear that Mary has passed. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed. We enjoyed some great fellowship in our Bible study group.

  • It was my pleasure to know Mary as a friend and sorority sister. She was so kind and gracious and her smile warmed your heart . We miss her and have a vacant spot where she sat during our many meetings and the social activities that she enjoyed. Prayers for the family --may they find comfort in the wonderful memories they have of this precious lady.

  • Mary was the sweetest person. I will miss her. Have know Mary since Junior High. She was always smiling and kind to everyone. She was a very good friend. Prayers for Ronda & Gary & the rest of Mary's family. She will be missed.

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