Mary Ellen Thomas, 65, of Shelbyville died Friday, March 7, 2014, in Louisville. She had formerly worked at Revere Packaging. She was preceded in death by her parents, James Lawrence and Helen Banta. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, David A. Thomas, Shelbyville; daughters, Laura Montoya, Shelbyville; Amanda Turner (Leon), Lawrenceburg; grandchildren, Amber Marie Holsclaw, Julian David Montoya, both of Shelbyville; step grandchildren, Amelia Turner, Abigail Turner and Johnathan Turner, all of Lawrenceburg; brother, James Joseph Banta (Maureen), New Palestine, IN; sisters, Patricia Ann Reese (Roger), Shelbyville and Elizabeth Cecilia Gambil (John), Radcliff. Visitation will be 4-8 P.M. Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at the Shannon Funeral Home.