Mary Ellen Whitaker McIntosh was born January 17, 1945 in Quincy, IL. Her parents were the late Basil Lee Whitaker and Helen Louise Bugh Whitaker of Ewing, MO. Mary passed away February 9, 2016 in Nashville surrounded by her loving family.
Mary is survived by three children: her son Mike McIntosh, his wife Joy McIntosh and daughter Scotlyn all of Shakopee, Minnesota. Her daughter Heather McIntosh Demetra and husband Chris Demetra, their children Summer, Charlie, Katie, and Hannah. Her son Scott McIntosh and wife Mandy McIntosh all of Nashville, TN. Also, her husband of thirty-three years, Dr. Ken McIntosh of Nashville.
Surviving siblings include five brothers in Ewing, Missouri; Virgil Whitaker, John Whitaker, Dan Whitaker, Lavern Whitaker, Delane Whitaker, and Cliff Whitaker in Plano, TX. Three sisters; Madeline Trpkosh of Le Mars, Iowa, Betty Thrasher of Shelbyville, MO, and Victoria Williams-Fisher of Troy, MO. She also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
In her professional life, Mary was the successful owner of Maid For A Day Maid Service in Brentwood, TN, and later a Contract Employee with Day Zimmermann for Duke Energy in the Carolinas. However, her main role in life was that of devoted wife, mother and grandmother.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; sisters: Virginia Leekley, Lorraine Crabill, Gloria Faye Whitaker; Brothers: Roger Whitaker, Robert Whitaker, Phillip Whitaker, and James Whitaker.
Friends and family will be received Sunday afternoon, February 14, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. at the home of Heather and Chris Demetra, 5209 Nevada Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209.
In lieu of flowers please make a charitable donation in Mary’s name to one or both of the following organizations:
The Wounded Warrior Project, 223 Rosa L. Parks Avenue #301, Nashville, TN 37203. Donations in Mary’s name can also be made by phone: 615-782-7226 or Thistle Farms Love Heals at thistlefarms.org or call 615-298-1140.