Mary Ellen Schenck, age 67, passed away on Sunday, September 26, 2021, at Haywood Regional Medical Center.
A native of Haywood County, she was a daughter of the late Joe Sam and Elaine Pehota Schenck. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Williams. Mary Ellen received her bachelor’s degree in Art in 1976 from East Carolina University, an associates degree from Haywood Community College in Weaving and an associates degree from Southwestern Community College as a Physical Therapist Assistant. Mary Ellen was an Art Teacher at Tuscola High School for 10 years and was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.
Mary Ellen is survived by special friends, Mary and Sam Burrus and family; stepchildren, Susanne Hartburn (James) and John Williams (Maria Karres-Williams).
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 noon, on Sunday, October 24, 2021, at St. Andrews Episcopal Church of Canton.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Haywood County School Foundation of Arts, 1230 N. Main Street, Waynesville, NC 28786.
The care of Mary Ellen has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.