MEADE – Mary Jane Massoni, 82, died Thursday, Feb. 18, 2010, at her home in Meade.
She was born Sept. 28, 1927, to Floyd Armentrout and Pauline (Morris) Douglas in Reno County.
She married Jack R. Massoni July 7, 1946, in Kismet. He survives.
She graduated from Kismet High School in 1945 and attended Sterling College on a four-year academic scholarship.
She was a homemaker, caregiver Certified Nurses Aide and a Certified Medication Aide. She was the former social services director/activities director at High Plains Retirement Village in Lakin.
She was a member of the Faith Bible Church in Kismet, and the Gideon’s International Auxiliary.
Other survivors include, two sons, J. Steven Massoni and wife, Kelley, Lawrence, and Mark R. Massoni and wife, Annette, Turpin, Okla.; two daughters, Susan Fox and husband, Warren, Plains, and Celia Beymer and husband, Jere, Lakin; two brothers, Samuel Douglas and wife, Nancy, Cedar Park, Texas, and Hugh Douglas and wife, Marilyn, Sandy, Utah; two sisters, Shirley Castle and husband, Ken, Lubbock, Texas, and Joan Hall and husband, Larry, Kingman; one sister-in-law, Dorothy Douglas, Overland Park; 11 grandchildren, Vanessa O’Brien and husband, Aaron, Justin, Joshua and Marissa Massoni, Hayley Smith and husband, Jason, Jordan Massoni and wife, Ranee, Amye Baker and husband, Joel, Beth Giesick and husband, Craig, Cara Borth and husband, Jay, Betsey and Buck Beymer; 18 great-grandchildren, Kelsi Brannon, Chelsea, Brendan, Jalane and Jaren Giesick, Cora O’Brien, Tyler, Taylor and Bayley Olomon, Nick, Hayden and Jack Alan Borth, Noah, Gage and Sydney Grace Baker, Adde Mae and Jaidey Belle Smith and Gavin Massoni; and two great-great-grandchildren, Elizabeth and Lily Ann Olomon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Melissa Massoni; and three brothers Floyd A Douglas Jr., Francis Eugene Douglas and John Volz.
o Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Kismet United Methodist Church with pastors Bob Deacon and Steve Morgan presiding.
A private burial will be at the Kismet Cemetery.
Friends may call until 8 p.m. Monday with the family present to greet friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home.
Memorials are suggested to Gideon’s International Care and may be sent in care of Kitch-Brenneman Funeral Home, 1212 W. Second, Liberal, KS 67901.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com.