Mary Jean Hewett, age 85, formerly a resident of 923 Burke and most recently of Presbyterian Village, Fort Scott, Kan., died Sunday, Sept. 13, 2009, at the University of Kansas Medical Center.
Mary was born Feb. 25, 1924, in Fort Scott, the daughter of Stanley and Amy Armstrong.
She married Harold Dean Hewett on Sept. 16, 1945, in Fort Scott. He preceded her in death on March 13, 2009.
She was a graduate of Fort Scott High School and received her Associate Degree from Fort Scott Community College.
She was retired as an accountant with Ray Shepherd Motors and Ruddick's Furniture. She also worked in sales for Leek's Ladies' Wear and as a para-professional teacher with handicapped children at elementary schools.
Mary was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Homebuilders Class, Dorcas Branch Circle, and the Gifts and Memorials Committee.
She served on the Mercy Health Center Auxiliary Board and as a Pastoral Care Volunteer and was a member of Pierian Beta and Chapter FU PEO.
Survivors include a son, Jeffrey D. Hewett and wife Mary Beth, Midland, Texas; daughter, Jananne McLaughlin and husband Leslie, Midland, Texas; and five grandchildren, Andrew McLaughlin, Evan McLaughlin, Mary McLaughlin, David Hewett, and Eleanor Hewett.
Also surviving is a sister, Beth Crane, Shawnee Mission.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Cynthia Ann Hewett; brother, John L. Armstrong; sister, Margie Fremar; and twin sister, Martha Jane Armstrong.
The Rev. Paul Babcock will conduct funeral services at 10 a.m., Friday in the First United Methodist Church.
Burial will follow in U. S. National Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday in the Cheney Witt Chapel.
Memorials are suggested to any of the First United Methodist Church, Mercy Health Auxiliary, or the Fort Scott Community College and may be sent to Cheney Witt Chapel, P.O. Box 347, Fort Scott, Kan. 66701.
Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at www.cheneywitt.com.