Funeral services for Mary Bess Kincaid, 88, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Tom Brady officiating. Private burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Kincaid died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born May 24, 1922, in Mercer, Mo., the daughter of Charles W. and Bessie Newlin Myers. She graduated from high school in Braymer, Mo., and later attended Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo., and Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Mo.
Mrs. Kincaid worked for the 1st Special Services Force, called the Devil’s Brigade, which was a joint World War II American-Canadian commando unit trained at Fort William Henry Harrison near Helena, Mont. She was head of the files section for the Fort. She was initiated into P.E.O. in 1940 in Braymer, Mo. She later was a charter member of Chapter FZ in Lawrence. She was also a member of Tenola, and of the First United Methodist Church since 1945. She loved her grandchildren, her cat, and their vacation home in the Arkansas Valley near Salida, Colo.
She married Dr. Paul K. Kincaid on Apr. 1, 1944, in Olathe. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Dr. Paul Kincaid Jr., and Dr. Charles L. Kincaid and wife Claudia, both of Lawrence; and five grandchildren, Jeffrey, Ben, Elizabeth, David, and Ivan.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. The family will receive friends following the services at the church.
The family suggests memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church, or the Lawrence Humane Society, in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS, 66044.
Messages & Condolences
Our thoughts are with you!
The Bob Moore Family
Dr. Paul, Dr. Charlie, Dr. Paul Jr., and family:
Your family had been a huge part of my family for many years and I am so deeply sorry for the loss of Mary. She is so special to so many people and will be missed a great deal!! Please let me know if you need anything at all!
Much love and prayers!!
Amy, Greg, Paytyn and family
Dear Charlie and Paul and families,
I just learned about the loss of your mother today from my dad. My heartfelt condolences to you, your father and all in your family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time. May she rest in peace.
Dearest Paul and family,
Heaven has received another wonderful soul. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Mary is well loved and honored, she will be deeply missed by all.
We share in your grief,
Robby and Cindy
Dr. Paul,Paul jr and Charley,
Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers go to you at this time of sorrow for you and your families. My thoughts of Mary laughing at the office parties and her spirit will forever be with me.
Dottie, Dale and family
Dear Paul and Family, I would like to extend my sincere sympathy in your loss. Please accept my most humble condolences.
Your Friend Always, Harlan Miller
We and our staff extend our deepest sympathy to Mary’s family and loved ones. We are honored to have helped cared for her, even briefly, on this journey. May her soul be blessed and her memory cherished. AT HOME, Inc.
“I come from a perfect Source and I am bound for a perfect Goal.
The light of the perfect Being is kindled in my soul.
I live, move and have my Being in God.”
Dr. paul, Charley and Claudia,
Our sincere condolences in the loss of your dear wife and mother.
Dr.Paul, Charley and Claudia,
Our sincere condolences in your loss of your dear wife and mother.
Paul and Charlie, to both of you, I offer
condolences on the loss of your Mother.
Dr. Paul–Our condolences. Our thoughts are with you.
Paul & Charley: Elaine and I are in Cal. for the winter time. We send our love and prayers to you at this important time of your life.
Condolences to the Kincaid family. She must have been a wonderful lady to have created such a delightful family, and a lucky one to have shared so many years with Dr.Paul.
Paul and Family – Haven’t been able to reach you at home, but wish to let you know of our concern. Please accept our condolences. Sincerely, Keith and Phyllis Lawton
A lovely woman with a lively spirit, I am sorry, what a loss. My sincere condolences.
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