Mary Elyse Stuckey, 68, a lifelong resident of Clintonville, died Saturday, May 14, 2022, at Riverside Methodist Hospital.
Elyse was born on January 6, 1954, to the late Frank and Beryl (Preece) McNulty. She married Dean Stuckey in June of 1979. Together, they had three children: Ian, Jamie, Emily, one grandson, Kason, and many beloved pets. She was a 1972 graduate of Whestone Highschool and attended The Ohio State University. She was a longtime employee at Larsons toys and games.
Elyse took many trips with her mother to visit her mother’s hometown of Berry, Wales. She loved embracing and learning about her Welsh heritage. She was drawn to nature, searching for arrowheads as a child at Whetstone Park, exploring Hocking Hills with her sisters and children, taking many trips with her husband, and sitting on her patio enjoying the birds. Elyse had compassion and concern for all living things, including animals and the environment. A liberal who evolved into a die-hard progressive, Elyse regularly donated to the ASPCA, The Southern Poverty Law Center, The ACLU, Planned Parenthood, The Faith Mission, The Mid Ohio Food Collective, and many other organizations and political groups. She believed strongly in fighting for and protecting the rights of the most vulnerable and was always one to put her passion into action. She was a longtime vegetarian, adopter of animals, and attended many political marches and protests, including the 2004 Women’s March. Elyse was passionate about staying informed and politically active by regularly calling and writing local and federal representatives, ALWAYS voting and encouraging those she loved to do the same, and working for a political polling service in her later years.
She is survived by her husband, children, and grandson, brother Andrew McNulty, sisters-in-law Denise Kurz and Polly, many beloved nieces and nephews, and extended family here and abroad.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters Diane Kelch and Jennifer Brockmeyer, brothers-in-law David and Darryl, and her father-in-law Dwight.
In lieu of flowers please honor Elyse with a donation to planned parenthood or a vote to protect women’s rights.