Mary Ellen Strong, 84, of Batesville passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at her home. She was born in Greensburg on June 30, 1936 the daughter of Alva Earl and Isabel Stevens Curran. She was married to Lawrence Strong on March 21, 1998 and he preceded her in death on May 1, 2017. Survivors include one son James (Lumi) Smith of Fairmont, West Virginia; one daughter Rebecca (Scott) Krohn of Batesville; 5 grandchildren 5 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren; one brother Norman Curran of Missouri. She was also preceded in death by her parents, sisters Wilma Robbins and Dorothy Lanning, and her brothers Noble, Roy Donovan, Harlan, and Freeman Curran. Before re-locating to Batesville in 2015 Lawrence and Mary lived in Lakeland, Florida. While in Florida Mary Ellen worked as an office manager in Crystal River. She had also worked as a medical assistant in Orlando and operated her own truck brokerage. Mary Ellen attended the United Church of God in Indianapolis. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Pastor Joshua Creech officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Hospice of Decatur County or the Cliff Hill Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home.