Mrs. Mary Ellen Tennery passed away this morning in a Bakersfield hospital following a long illness. She had resided in Taft since 1944. Mrs. Tennery was born July 20, 1870, in Brownwood, Texas. She was a member of Taft Faith Chapter Order of Eastern Star, Taft Rebecca Lodge 343, and Taft First Christian Church. She is survived by four daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Morris of Bakersfield, Ruby Kirby of Memphis, Tenn., Mary G. McGregor of Mangum, Oklahoma, and Bernadine Nachtsheim of San Francisco. Ten grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, October 10, in the Chapel of Erickson and Brown Funeral Home. Reverend Quinten Mitchell will officiate. Interment will be in West Side District Cemetery.