Services for Mary Ann King, 70, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory. Cremation will follow the service.
Mrs. King died Friday, January 14, 2011, at her home.
She was born June 2, 1940, in St. Joseph, Missouri, the daughter of Dr. Melvin and Ruth Howard. She graduated from Central High School, and attended Stephens College in Colombia, Missouri. She earned a B.A. in Education from the University of Kansas in 1962.
She taught in the Lawrence school district for 2 years. She married O. Newton King, on August 11, 1962. The couple owned and operated King Pharmacy in Lawrence for more than 30 years. Mary Ann was a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and P.E.O, AZ Chapter. Mary Ann “Nana” enjoyed shopping, and spending time with her grandchildren at their Lonestar Lake Cabin.
She is survived by her husband Newton, of the home; daughter, Kim King, Lawrence; son, Christopher King and his wife Megan, Lawrence; five grandsons, Grant and Brenner Gollier, Harrison, Benjamin, and Joshua King, Lawrence.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home, where the family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
Messages & Condolences
So sorry to hear of the passing of Mary Ann. I have good memories of her she was a special lady.
So sorry to hear of your loss. Just finished
attending and helping with the loss of my cousin’s wife, Clarita Mahoney, who’s service was last Monday in Hays. When it rains it seems to pour.
So sorry to hear of your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers that you may have peace and strength and hope through this difficult time. I only met Mary Ann a few times but she always was such a pleasure.
Pam Brown (Dr. Praeger’s nurse)
Newt and Family,
I too, like several others who have written expressing sympathy in your loss of Mary Ann, was also in the 1958 class at Central. It was wonderful to have seen both of you at our 50tieth class reunion 2 summers ago. Mary Ann and I grew up in the St. Joseph Wyatt Park Baptist Church, pledged and became members of KU –AOPi at the same time, and are PEO Sisters. Please accept my sympathy in the loss of Mary Ann.
Chuck and I wish to express our condolences to Newt, Kim and Chris and grandchildren. We
will miss seeing her sweet face.
“words can’t ease your sorrow, but hearts can share your pain.
Yvonne and Chuck Hedges
Mary Ann was a classmate of mine in high school. I understand she was able to attend the 50th reunion. I was unable to be there because my own husband was ill and passed a year ago this month. Let me say that, a year later, I have been sustained by such wonderful memories as I am sure you will be. She was a sweet, quiet girl when I knew her. We were both only children and I felt that connection to her. The many years of marriage also gave me strength as I hope it will for you. To your children, I am so sorry for your loss. Sinerely, Rita Joyner
So sorry to hear about Mary Ann. I was also a member of the class of 1958. She was a beautiful sweet christian girl. May God bless and comfort your family at the time. Sherry Steele
So sorry for your loss,
Mary Ann and I were in the “Class of 1958” together at Central High. We were both members of several organizations there, as well, such as Y-Teens. I last saw Mary Ann at our 50 year reunion and enjoyed visiting with her there. She was a lovely woman, who will be missed greatly. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dear Newton and Family: I was sorry to hear of Mary Ann’s passing. We were sorority sisters at KU. I remember meeting you, Newton,at the AOPi house, and I am pretty certain that you were a football player. I was impressed. Mary Ann and I were classmates at Central HS, too, where my dad was our vice principal. Of course, the only time she would have occasion to see him was because she worked in the office running messages to the classrooms–no phone connections back then. You had many years together, though I know firsthand that there are never enough years, so I hope that your love and memories can sustain you and your family. Sonja Halverson Frey
My thoughts are with you..much love,
Gaye and Johnny too..
Dear Newton, Kim and Chris, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Mary Ann was a dear and precious friend for a long time and I will miss her greatly. May God be with all of you, strengthen you and give you peace. With love in Christ, Cindy and Bob
I wish to send my deepest sympathy to the family on Mary Ann’s passing. Your friend, Larry
I know the pain of losing your precious mother, know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers. I am praying for peace and comfort for you all during this time of great sadness.
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