LIMA — Mary Ellen Detrick, of Lima, is celebrating her 100th birthday today, March 23, 2014. An open house is planned from 1 to 3 p.m., today in the activity room at Lima Convalescent Home, 1650 Allentown Road, Lima. The celebration is for all of her family and friends.
She was born March 23, 1914. She grew up in Delphos. On Nov. 11, 1935, she married Carl Detrick and he died April 6, 1992.
Detrick has four children, Nancy (Steve) Willis, Anne Dean and Carl (Gretchen) Detrick, all of Lima and Paul Detrick, of Indian Lake. She has seven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.
She is a member of St. Mark United Methodist Church.