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Mary E. Mead, age 87, of Salem, passed away Saturday, January 16 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour.

Mrs. Mead was born March 26, 1933 in Corydon, Indiana the daughter of Gilbert and Georgia Elizabeth Engelman Hughes. 

She retired from the Washington County Welfare Department in 2010, after 58 ½ years. 

She was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, and Salem Senior Citizens, and was Democratic Precinct Chairwoman for City of Salem, District 2.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband:  Charles Mead on February 8, 1998 and her parents.

She is survived by her four children:  Marla Jo Mead of Salem, Charles Mark Mead (Melissa) of Salem, Marty Mead (Stacy) of Seymour, and Michael Mead of Salem, seven grandchildren:  Micah Gilliam (Michael) of Salem, Macy Robertson (Terra) of Salem, Logan Mead of Seymour, Mariah Mead of Salem, Tanner Mead of Seymour, Moxon Mead of Salem and Myron Mead of Salem, and two great-grandchildren:  Camden Gilliam and Adalyn Gilliam both of Salem.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at Salem United Methodist Church at 11AM. 

Burial will follow in Crown Hill Cemetery. 

Visitation will be Wednesday from 4-8PM at Weathers Funeral Home and Thursday from 10AM-time of service at the church.

Due to Covid restrictions, only 25 people will be allowed in the funeral home at one time for visitation and masks are required to be worn at all times.