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Mary Ann Taylor

June 15, 2015

Mary Ann Taylor, 72, passed away at her home in Topeka Monday June 15, 2015.


She was born August 14, 1942 at Topeka the daughter of Frank and Mary Cunningham Bushey.  Mary Ann grew up in St. Marys and graduated from St. Marys High School in 1960.


Mary Ann had lived in Overland Park and moved back to St. Marys and later moved to Topeka in 2000.  She had worked as a medical secretary for Dr. Brown in St. Marys and several doctor offices in Topeka retiring from Tallgrass Orthopedics in 2007.  Mary Ann was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys.


She was married to Roger Taylor.  They later divorced.


Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Robert and James Bushey.


Survivors include her children, Jon Taylor, Lake Wabaunsee and Frances Dewell, Topeka; three sisters, Julie Bushey, Topeka, Barbara Bang, Colorado Springs, CO., and Katherine Bushey, Topeka.


Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys.  Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys.  Mary Ann will lie in state after 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Piper Funeral Home where there will be a wake service at 7:00 P.M.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society 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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17 thoughts on “Mary Ann Taylor

  1. Jon and Francie, I have just learned of your mothers death. We are so very sorry to hear of this sad news. Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you both. She was a GREAT woman and a wonderful friend. Hugs and prayers to the both of you…

  2. We enjoyed having Mary Ann and Roger as neighbors way back when. So sorry to hear she passed. She will be in our prayers. T & T

  3. To Mary Ann’s Family: Please accept my sympathies. Mary Ann was a nice lady and will be missed by all who knew her.

  4. To Mary Ann’s family, so sorry for your loss. Mary Ann was such a nice person, I will always remember her for that quality alone. My prayers and deepest sympathy are with you at this time. She will be missed by all who knew her.

  5. Mary Ann was a good friend during the many years we were in St. Marys. You have my deepest sympathy. May you be comforted by your memories.

  6. Mary Ann was a good friend during the years we lived in St. Marys. you have my deepest sympathy; May you be comforted by your memories. Sincerely, Sylvia Wohler.

  7. Mary Ann has been in our prayers and now she is in a better place with her bothers. She is the 7th in our SMHS 1960 Class to pass, now down to 17 remaining. Have many good memories of the Bushey Family.
    You all are in our prayers
    Steve and Lynn Stephen

  8. Francie and Jon and sisters of Mary Ann- my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. She was such a special person and I enjoyed working with her. May she rest in peace.

  9. So sorry to read of Mary Ann’s passing. I remember her from Dr. Brown’s office. She was a very nice lady. May she Rest In Peace & your memories help ease the pain of you loss of her.

  10. Such a beautiful lady inside and out. Her smile and laugh was contagious! I loved working with Mary Ann. Who didn’t!? Francie and Jon, you are so blessed to have such a strong, special lady to call mom. I know she’s saving a place for you! 🙂 I promise, the pain will ease a bit with each passing day. I’m praying for you.

  11. I could not have asked for a better sister-in-law. The boys and I loved
    “St. Mary”, as her nephew Mark always called her.

  12. Sending Prayers to You all. Mary Ann was one of a kind. remember learning the fine art of “Mud Pies” one summer at the Bushey House.many hours were spent perfecting them. Keeping You All in Our Prayers. Julie,Barbara,Katherine, Francie & Jon.

  13. We so enjoyed Mary Ann when she worked at our office. She was a joy to be around and we always enjoyed her. Baseball season always reminds me of Mary Ann, she loved telling about her Dad playing for the Reds. Always have a special place in my heart for Mary Ann, she came into our lives when we needed her. She will be missed.

  14. Hugs and prayers for you, Franci and John and all of your family! You will have a very special Angel guiding you each day.

  15. So sorry for your loss. I remember Mary Ann and Roger coming to my folks’ house (Leo and Shirley Stockman) when I was a kid. She had such an infectious smile and laugh!

    All my sympathy,
    Shelly (Stockman) Rezac

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