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Mary Ellen Bains

Mary Ellen Bains, 71, of Ijamsville, Md., formerly of Suffolk, passed peacefully at the home of her daughter on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, due to complications from Alzheimer’s and multiple myeloma cancer.

Born Jan. 10, 1947, in Suffolk, the daughter of Frank Worth Baines and Ollie Mae Norwood Baines, she was predeceased earlier this year by her sister, Nathalia Shifflet of Stanardsville. Mary Ellen is survived by her daughter Rebecca and husband, Tony Chmelik, of Ijamsville, Md.; daughter Amy and husband, Larry Flora, of Norfolk; and son Doug and wife, Julie Chappell, of Frederick, Md.; brother Frank and wife Sandra Baines, of Huntsville, Ala.; brother James Oliver Baines, of Texas; sister Kaye and husband, Frank Webster, of Staunton; and sister Deborah and husband, Greg Quinn, of Charlottesville; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren: Jonathon and wife Kathryn and daughter Genevieve; Anthony and wife Corrina and daughter Coralynn; Samuel; William; AnnMarie; Isabella; Christopher; Claire; Benedict; Jude; Jacinta; Hunter; Justin; Luke; Nathan; and Kali; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She will also be missed by her Best Forever Friend since second grade, Anita (Hicks) Holland, of Suffolk, and her dearest friend, Robert E. Dailey Jr. of Frederick, Md.

The family wishes to express their deepest appreciation to Daybreak Adult Day Care and Hospice of Frederick County, Md., for their assistance along the heartbreaking journey of Alzheimer’s and cancer.

The family will have a celebration of life service in late February.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, www.alz.org, or Hospice of Frederick County, Md., www.hospiceoffrederick.org.