I received the following email from a close friend and schedule minder of Mary Ellen's just yesterday. She was responding to my concern for news. Now we know the real, up-to-date information. How I miss her!
Mary Ellen is alive and doing fine in CA near [her son].
She lives in a retirement community, plays bingo and wins and loves it.
She has retired from the quilt world about 2 years ago. Just too much for
such a little lady. She does knit and crochet up a storm constantly. I
am sure she would love to hear from you. She is hard of hearing but I
know she would remember you.
Hope you are still in the quilt world. I am and still having a good time.
Nice to hear from you. J--"
Jan in VA