CRAFT, Mary Ellen (nee mittelstedt) age 76 of Lebanon, Ohio passed peacefully Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at Sycamore Hospital following a lenghthy illness. Born January 15, 1941 in Austin, Texas, Mary Ellen was the daughtwr of Max G. and Dorothy (nee Barr) Mittelstedt and was a loving and devoted wife and mother. Mary Ellen graduated from Lebanon High School in the class of 1959 and later the Miami Valley School of Nursing where she earned her degree as a Registered Nurse. Mary Ellen worked for many years at the Newcomer Hall at the Otterbein Retirement Community and was a member of the Silvergrove Baptist Church. Mary ellen enjoyed watching game shows, working puzzles, crafts and spending time with her family. Preceded in death by her aprents and brother Max G. Mittelstedt, Mary ellen leaves behind her loving husband Bobby G. Craft of Lebanon, Ohio and sons David William, Michael Darrell and Gregory Alan Craft all of Lebanon, Ohio. At the request of the family, services are private.