Mary Ilene died of natural causes at 10:32 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center in Hopkinsville.
She was born on Nov. 26, 1927, in Crofton to the late Wiley and Nola Mae Parker Eli.
Mary Ilene Chandler was of the Baptist faith. She had worked at Ferrell’s in Hopkinsville as a server for 26 years.
She is survived by one sister, Denell Freed of Clarksville, Tenn.; two sons, Richard Shelton of Hopkinsville and Edward Shelton (and wife Linda) of Dawsonville, Ga.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.