Mary Ellen Shachat
Mary Ellen (Killingsworth-Newman) Shachat, 73, of Bluffton, SC (formerly of Annapolis, MD and Clarksburg, WV) passed unexpectedly while traveling in New Mexico on Sunday, October 2, 2011. Mary Ellen received her Bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH, and earned Master's degrees from both West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV and from Hood College in Frederick, MD in Interior Design. Completing her professional career employed at the University of Maryland, Mary Ellen also worked at Penn State University and The Ohio State University, as part of their extension education faculty. Mary Ellen was a member of the National Council on Family Relations and Certified Family Life Educator, the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences where she served as past president for the Maryland Chapter, and was a secretary for the South Carolina Chapter.