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Insurance company executive

Mary Ellen Pixley, American insurance company executive. Named Secretary of Year, Professional Secretary's Association, 1956, 1965, Insurance Woman of Year, 1958, 1976, Woman of Year, 1978.


Pixley, Mary Ellen was born on April 24, 1924 in Wabash County, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Walter Mack and Cora May (Schnitz) Pixley.


Diploma, Lockyear's Business College, 1943.


Secretary, office manager American Surety Company, Evansville, Indiana, 1943—1946. Administrative assistant Manufacturers Casualty Company, Indianapolis, 1946—1951. Office manager Oklahoma Mannan & Company, 1951—1956.

Vice president, treasurer Alexander & Alexander Indiana, Inc., from 1956. Board directors Mutual Service Foundation, Indianapolis, 1980.


  • Other Work

    • Author (editor): From Pothooks to Pots and Pans with the Pixleys, 1969. Author: Casseroles and Stuff, 1983. Contributor articles to professional journals.


The Covenant is the means of grace by which the relationship with God is accepted and then sustained. It is therefore not so much about getting in to a relationship with God as it is about staying in it.


The diversity of religious expressions is guaranteed by the separation of church and state. However, church and state should interact in different social and political fields for the benefit of the whole society.


Christians should read the Bible as part of a faith community, and try to put themselves into the story of God's dealings with humanity.


Member of Women in Networking, Indianapolis Museum Art, Wabash County Household Science Club, Connor Prairie Farms, Indianapolis Zoological Society, National Association Insurance Women (region IV education advisory committee since 1982, Individual Education award 1982), American Society Personnel Association, Administrative Management Society (chairman since 1983, area 9 secretary, treas since 1982, program coordinator 1982-1984, Merit award since 1983), Indianapolis Association Insurance Women (employment chairman since 1965, education chairman since 1982), Professional Secretaries International.


Walter Mack Pixley

Cora May (Schnitz) Pixley