Mary Beth Mersman, age 71, of Scipio, Kansas, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at Midland Hospice House in Topeka, Kansas.
Mary Beth was born on March 28, 1948, at Garnett, Kansas, the daughter of Clarence and Rita (Bowman) Rues. She graduated from Greeley High School in 1966. She worked at Hallmark Cards in Lawrence, Kansas until she was united in marriage to Ronald W. Mersman on June 26, 1971, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Greeley, Kansas. This union was blessed with three children.
She stayed at home to raise her family. Mary Beth was a cook at Holy Angels Catholic School for many years before retiring so she could help take care of her granddaughter.
Mary Beth was an avid Royals Baseball, KU Basketball, and Chiefs fan. But her greatest joy was her grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Henry.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Pat Rues; and a stillborn baby in 1973.
Mary Beth is survived by her husband, Ron Mersman, of the home; her children, Kellie Wight and husband Jeremy of Garnett, Kansas; Craig Mersman of Garnett; Kimberley Mersman of Carlsbad, California; grandchildren, Kaitlyn Mersman and Henry Wight; brothers, C.A. Rues and wife Jeanne of Lenexa, Kansas; Jim Rues of Missouri; Mike Rues and wife Judy of Garnett; sister-in-law, Connie Rues of Garnett; many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at St. Boniface Catholic Church at Scipio, Kansas. Burial will follow at St. Boniface Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday evening at the Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel in Garnett, Kansas.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mary Beth Mersman Memorial Fund.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.feuerbornfuneral.com.