Mary Ellen Capps, 76, of Indianola, Iowa, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, at Gibson General Hospital in Princeton. She had been hospitalized with breathing complications and pneumonia since Nov. 23. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, a granddaughter, a daughter-in-law, and her husband, Gene Capps. 

She is survived by a daughter Karen and her husband Phil Summers, of Mt. Carmel, Ill.; two sons, Gene and his wife Sharon Capps of Indianola, and James Capps of Des Moines, Iowa; a sister, Claudine and her husband Bob Hodges of Norfolk, Va.; a brother, Jim and Georgia Speck, of Des Moines; five grandsons, Chris Capps of Maine, Gabe Capps, of Florida, Philip Summers, Josh Summers and Jake Summers, all of Mt. Carmel; three great-grandchildren, Levi Capps, of Maine, Patrick Summers, of Owensville and Sean Capps, of California; and several nieces and nephews. 

Visitation will be on Monday, Dec. 6 at Sunset Memorial Gardens Chapel,
7601 Fluer Drive, Des Moines, IA 5032. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in South Des Moines on Tuesday, Dec. 7.