Mary Ellen Stirling, 73, of Sebring, Florida died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Sebring, Florida.

Mary was born on Aug. 9, 1945 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the last child born to the late Frank and Katherine (Lochran) Donnick.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her sister, Patricia Gatton, and brothers, Arthur, Sam, and Andrew Donnick.

Mary is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Diane and Bob Bearer; her five grandchildren, Josh, Erik, Adam, Ryan and Kate Bearer; brother, John Donnick and his wife Bobbi; brother-in-law, Don Gatton; and sister-in-law, Gretta Donnick, along with several nieces and nephews including great and great-great nieces and nephews.

All services will be private. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time.

Diane and Bob would like to thank her caregivers, Jan and Chuck Roach, and the staff of Good Shepherd Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary’s memory can be made to a favorite charity.

Arrangements entrusted to Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. Online condolences may be left at

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