Jesus welcomed into Heaven His good and faithful servant, Mary Ella Agin, age 73, of Eaton, OH. She passed away Sunday, January 17, 2021 at home. She was born January 13, 1948 in Beaverton, MI to the late Landa Mishler and Mary (Stern) Mishler.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 42 years, Denny Agin; her brother, Bob (Ann) Mishler; her brother, Jim (Violet) Mishler, and her brother-in-law, Don Shaffer.
She is survived by her children, Maria (Jeff) Wilson; Susie (Kipp) Planck; Kristen Agin; and Adam (Annie) Agin; grandchildren, Ellie (Curry) Turnbull; Abe Luckey; Sophie (Austin) Hutchison; Evan Planck; Annie Planck; Gwen Planck; great-grandchildren, Jack and Ivy Turnbull; brother, Dick (Carolyn) Mishler; sister, Nancy Shaffer; brother-in-law, Gary (Laurie) Agin; and best friends Chuck and Co Barko, as well as many friends from Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio.
Mary Ella was a singer, storyteller, writer, and drama director. She shared her gifts at church and with her Mary Kay Cosmetics family. She was a bright light in her loved-ones' lives. She was a good listener and gave sage advice. She and Denny owned and operated the family business, Agin's Five and Dime store, in Beaverton, MI. She had a music ministry, first with her sister, and then solo. Mary Ella was a supportive and loving mom to her children, often helping with homework, cheering them on, and later, helping with her grandchildren.
The family will receive friends and family from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 12:30 p.m., on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the Eaton First Church of God, 601 East Lexington Road, Eaton, OH. A graveside service will be held at Fairview Cemetery. Girton Schmidt and Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton, OH is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Eaton First Church of God, in memory of Mary Ella Agin. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting www.gsbfuneralhome.com