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Mary  Doreen Towns
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Obituary for Mary Doreen Towns

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Mary Doreen (Fickel) Towns of Palco, Kansas passed away Friday, April 20, 2018 at the Hays Medical Center in Hays, Kansas. She was born July 18, 1935 in Chanute, Kansas to the late Leo F. and Ella Beth (Nichols) Fickel. Mary grew up in Chanute, Kansas and attended the Chanute Schools. She went on to attend Kansas State University and graduated in 1957 with a degree in education. On January 25, 1958, she married Therean L. Towns in Chanute, Kansas. They moved to Palco, Kansas where they farmed and raised their family.

After teaching for four years in Webster Mary decided to stay home to raise the family and help with the farming. Mary loved to cook and enjoyed sewing most of all. Farming was a large part of her life. She was a member of the Kansas Hereford Women’s Association and was definitely passionate about her Hereford Cattle. She was extremely involved in the lives of her family. Mary especially enjoyed going to grandchildren’s sporting events, confirmations, and activities in which they were involved. Mary and her husband, Therean were Master Farmers in 1995. This honor was in recognition of their leadership in agriculture, environmental stewardship and service to their community. Together, Mary and Therean were very involved in the program.

Mary belonged to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Plainville, Kansas. She was a faithful member willing to work and support the church in any way she could. She taught CCD for many years and was a member of the Daughters of Isabella
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Mary is survived by her loving husband, Therean Towns of Palco, Kansas; son, Sean Towns and wife Sandra of Palco, Kansas; daughter, Santana Towns of Palco, Kansas; brothers, Mike Fickel and wife Mary Lou of Kansas City, Kansas, Spencer Fickel and wife Arlene of Gunnison, Colorado, Roger Fickel and wife LaVeta of Bartlesville, Oklahoma, and Doug Fickel of Chanute, Kansas; twelve grandchildren Roscoe Holloway, Jacob Towns, Monica Towns, Topanga Towns, Alexander Towns, Kamillia Towns, Francis Towns, Mary Claire Towns, Madeline Towns, Miriam Towns, Thaddeus Towns, and Jesse Towns and two great-grandchildren Alex and Freya.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Leo and Ella Beth Fickel.

Mary had a love for God, family, farming and community. She cherished her family and had an unending love for them. She will be gone, but this unending love for her family and others will always be present in the hearts of those who knew her.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 10:30 A.M., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Plainville, Kansas with interment to follow in St. Ann’s Catholic Cemetery in Zurich, Kansas. Visitation will be Monday, April 23 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home and 6:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. at the church. A Rosary will be held at 3:00 P.M. Monday at the funeral home and a Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 P.M., at the church. The family suggests memorials to Mary Towns Memorial Fund to be designated at a later date for her grandchildren and may be sent in care of Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, 320 SW 2nd, Plainville, Kansas 67663.


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Visitation

Monday

23

Apr

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, Plainville

320 SW 2nd
Plainville, KS 67663

Rosary

Monday

23

Apr

3:00 PM
Plumer-Overlease Funeral Home, Plainville

320 SW 2nd
Plainville, KS 67663

This will be a Ladies Guild Rosary.

Vigil and Rosary

Monday

23

Apr

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church -Plainville

206 N. Washington Plainville, KS 67663
Plainville, Kansas 67663

There will be a Parish Vigil Service and Rosary at 7:00 P.M.

Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday

24

Apr

10:30 AM
Sacred Heart Catholic Church -Plainville

206 N. Washington Plainville, KS 67663
Plainville, Kansas 67663

Cemetery Details

Location

St. Ann's Catholic Cemetery

Vasseur St. Zurich, KS 67663


Memorial Contribution

Mary Towns Memorial Fund

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