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Mary A. Mees

September 29, 2016

St. Marys—Mary Amelia Tenbrink Mees, 100 passed away Thursday, September 29, 2016 at the St. Marys Manor.

She was born May 14, 1916 in the Kuenzli Creek comunity near Alma the daughter of John and Emma Stech Tenbrink.  Mary graduated from Alma High School with the class of 1934.   She taught school near Alta Vista for two years, then graduated from beauty school in Topeka, and opened her own beauty shop in Alma.

She married Lawrence “Skeeter” Mees on July 30, 1941 in Oakland, CA.  To this union 5 children were born; Margaret (Bob) Peterson, Belvue, James Mees, St. Marys, Barbara (Peter) Stewart, Silver City, NM., Stephen (Rhonda) Mees, St. Marys and Janet (Steve) Grummert, Jansen, NE;  Besides her children she is survived by 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence, a granddaughter, Jill Peterson and a grandson Jeremy Anderson.  She was also preceded by her siblings, Eleanor (John) Schwalm, Joe, Alvina Allen, Linus, her twin Charles and Albert (Bud) Tenbrink.

She loved spending time with her family, playing cards, and working in her yard.  Mary remained active in her home until recently.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday October 3, 2016 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys.  Mrs. Mees will lie in state and the family will receive friends on Sunday, October 2, 2016 from 4:00 until 6:00 P.M. with a rosary recited at 6:00 P.M. at Piper Funeral Home. Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or the St. Marys Manor Bus Fund and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, Kansas 66536.  Online condolences may be sent to www.piperfuneralhome.com.

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11 thoughts on “Mary A. Mees

  1. We are sorry for your loss! We enjoyed knowing Mary when we were neighbors on Palmer Street years ago. She was a wonderful woman and neighbor. We will prayer for the repose of her soul.

  2. Sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. I remember her well from the years that my siblings and I were growing up in St. Marys. She was a sweet, kind lady.

  3. Deepest sympathy to all of you. Your loved one was such a wonder, kind and loving person. May God Bless you all and bring you comfort.

  4. I extend my deep sympathy to all of you. Mary was a wonderful person . She will be deeply missed. Sincerely, Charlotte Kling

  5. Sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was such a kind-hearted and wonderful woman. It was a pleasure to know her. I’ll miss visiting with Mary at the manor.

  6. We are sending our deepest sympathy at the passing of your dear mother. We treasure the fond memories we have of Aunt Mary.
    With love from the California Mees cousins Mary, Joe, Julie and our families.

  7. another One of Our Wonderful Ladies has gone on to Heaven. Mary will be missed. Sending Prayers to the Family.

  8. So sorry for your loss. Your mom was a very sweet lady. Always had a smile on her sweet face. God bless and prayers for all of you.

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