Mary Ellen Sayler

Mary Ellen Ickler Sayler, age 83 of Blissfield, passed away Sunday, November 9, 2014, at Promedica Bixby Hospital.
She was born August 11, 1931, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. At 6 weeks she was adopted by David and Edna (Rathbun) Loar. She graduated from Blissfield High School in 1948.
On June 7, 1953, she married Howard Ickler, Sr. of Riga. He died July 7, 1964. On April 7, 1972, she married Burton Sayler. They lived on Burt’s farm till they moved to Coach Light Estates in June 1990. She drove school bus in Blissfield 28 years. She and her husband spent 22 winters at Mission, Texas until he could not travel any more. 
She attended Blissfield Baptist Church.
She is survived by her children: Howard (Debbie) Ickler, Jr. of Blissfield; Cindy (Larry) Brugger of Spring Arbor; and Ron (Sandy) Sayler of Blissfield; six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Wagley Funeral Home, Tagsold Chapel in Blissfield with Rev. Thomas Frantz officiating. Burial followed at Ogden Township Cemetery. Visitation took place at the funeral home on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.
Contributions in memory of Mary Ellen may be made to Blissfield Fire Fighter’s Association. Online condolences and memories may be shared at