Maryellen Eiselstein

Full Name: Maryellen Mees Eiselstein
Date of Birth: June 25, 1923
Date of Death: May 24, 2019
May 28, 2019 - 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary
Service Information:
May 28, 2019 - 2:00 pm - Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary

Maryellen Mees Wise Eiselstein died May 24, 2019 at home at age 95. She was born June 25, 1923 in Huntington, West Virginia.  She is the daughter of Dr. Charles W. Wise, DDS and Clara Marie Mees Wise. She was married for 66 years to Herbert Louis Eiselstein. Her survivors include her three children, June Eiselstein (Evan Rossignol deceased), Salisbury, MD, Lawrence E. Eiselstein (Barbara Kiem) Atherton, CA, Carol Ann Eiselstein, Huntington, her brother Charles W. Wise (Margaret Ann Curry) Westminster, MD. Grandchildren include, Lisa Eiselstein, Temecula, CA, Alexander Eiselstein of Cedar Rapids, IA; Laura Alcaraz of Aptos, CA, and three great grandchildren, Nahla Alcaraz of Aptos, CA; Tatiana and Tatum Eiselstein of Geneseo, IL; two nieces and a nephew Kimberly Eiselstein Grimm and husband Larry of South Point, OH, Elizabeth Wise Williams (Doug Williams deceased), Westminster MD, Charles R. Wise and wife Diane of Ellicott City MD and their two sons Scott and Ethan. She is also survived by June Eiselstein’s stepchildren Steve Rossignol (Darcy Rappleyea) and their children Audra and Morgan Lexington NY; Heika Rossignol, Kingston, NY; Monique Rossignol (Christopher Kauppi), Phoenix, AZ; Michelle Rossignol, Burbank, CA and Daniel Rossignol, Columbia, MD. Maryellen attended Marshall Lab School from first grade through high school and then went to Marshall’s Teacher’s College where she received her teachers’ certificate in biology. She taught biology for four years at Huntington East High School, from 1945 to 1949.  She married Herbert L. Eiselstein and later became a full-time mother and homemaker.  Herbert L. Eiselstein predeceased her in 2011. Maryellen Eiselstein was a founding member of the Flower and Field Garden Club and was past President of Huntington Council of Garden Clubs, propagated daffodils and became known as the “Holly Lady” for her love of Holly trees, many holly trees were shared with others in Cabell County. She is one of the original members of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church on 12th Avenue, Huntington. She loved gardening, reading, and cats. Contributions may be made in her honor to the Maryellen Mees Wise Eiselstein Scholarship fund at Marshall University, College of Education and Professional Development for biology. The family would like to thank her caregivers from Village Caregiving, Jackie Holden and Judy Taylor; Dr. Shirley Neitch and PA Angela Brammell. A funeral service will be conducted by Pastor Mackey 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary with visitation from 1 p.m. until service time. Entombment will follow the service in The Abbey of Remembrance at Woodmere Memorial Park.

From: Jackie HoltonMay 26 2019 7:05PM
Was a blessing to take care of your mother. Will miss her.  You have my deepest sympathy.
From: Jim ThurstonMay 27 2019 3:31PM
I fondly remember the Eiselstein Family and Mrs. Eiselstein as our neighbor's while growing up on Wallace Circle in the 1950-60's . She was such a nice lady . My condolences to the family at this difficult time.
From: Heika RossignolMay 28 2019 7:33PM
Sending our love and Prayers to you all. She was a beautiful and sweet lady and will be missed by many.Thanks to you she enjoyed a long and full life at home.Iam sorry we couldn't make the trip to be with you in this tough time.may you all find peace. Love Heika and Tom

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