Mary Ellen Egli


Mary Ellen Egli, 78, of New Berlin, entered into rest on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at home.
She was born Sept. 23, 1940, in Beaver Springs, a daughter of the late Roy F. and Anna M. (Knouse) Lepley. On Aug. 11, 1957, in New Berlin, she married Jay A. Egli who survives.

Mary Ellen was a 1958 graduate of Mifflinburg High School.
She was employed at Sun Area Technical Institute, where she worked in food service and preparation for 25 years.
She was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, New Berlin, where she served on the consistory, was a member of the choir, and was known as the "Big Cheese" of the kitchen operation. She served on the New Berlin Election Board, the New Berlin Activities Committee, the Heritage Association, and a past member of the Order of Eastern Star.
Mary Ellen enjoyed flowers, gardening, golfing, bowling, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.

Surviving in addition to her husband of 62 years, are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Alan R. Egli and partner Karen Yohn of Winfield, Steven J. and Melody Egli of Georgia, and Craig A. and Janice Egli of Mifflinburg; one daughter, Beth Ann Klingensmith and partner David MacArthur of Garnett Valley; one brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Eleanore Lepley of Ohio; eight grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and six stepgreat-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one stepgrandchild.

Family and friends are welcome to a time of visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 326 Market St., New Berlin, followed by a memorial service at 11, with the Rev. James Cope officiating.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial gifts to Emmanuel United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 329, New Berlin, PA 17855.

Arrangements are by the Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.
Leave your condolences online at
To plant a tree in memory of Mary Ellen Egli, please visit Tribute Store.
Published on July 15, 2019
Plant a tree in memory
of Mary
Plant a tree

Obituary published in


Print Guestbook

A place to share condolences and memories.

Share your condolences and special memories.
The guestbook expires on October 13, 2019.

10 posts

Wendy Miller
Aug 06, 2019
Just saw Mary Ellen's passing today. You all have my deepest sympathy! If I had seen it when it happened I would have been to the service. Loved Mary Ellen. She will b missed!
Julie Shumaker
Jul 22, 2019
I have a bunch of Egli stories. All good. Mary Ellen was one of the first to welcome me to New Berlin when I moved there and rented from her son. Thank you, Mary Ellen for some great memories. My condolences to the entire family. Julie
Steve Egli
Jul 18, 2019
Some pictures of the best Mem ever!
View More
Jul 17, 2019
Be My Love Bouquet with Red Roses was purchased for the family of Mary Ellen Egli.  Send flowers
Karen jones sweitzer
Jul 16, 2019
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Mary was always a nice woman and always had a smile. She was kind hearted . She will be missed by all that were fortunate to know her.
Roy & Sandy Bromberg
Jul 16, 2019
We were saddened to hear of your lost of such a wonderful wife, mother, sister and friend. Mary Ellen had a heart of gold and always had a good word for you when you needed it the most!😊 plus she could play a mean game of cards ♦️ and she was good. We will miss our dear friend. Love to the family.❤️ Roy & Sandy
Sandra herman
Jul 16, 2019
My condolences go out to you and your family. Sandy helrmakn
Drew Egli
Jul 16, 2019
Aunt Mary Ellen's kindness, passion, and love for your family and friends will be deeply missed. The world lost a good soul!
Steve and Melody Egli
Jul 16, 2019
Best Mem ever!!! You will be missed.
View More
Nan Drazer, (formerly Nan Koch Drazer) and my husband, Harold.
Jul 15, 2019
So sorry so read about Mary Ellen. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.