She was born Jan. 11, 1919 in Metz, Mo., the daughter of Charley Floyd and Grace M. (Saul) Charles.
Mary is survived by a sister, Edith Collins, of Fort Scott, Kan.; a brother, Ellis Charles and Jeanne of Parsons, Kan.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, Floyd Charles.
William James Schafer will conduct graveside services for Mary at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010 at the Balltown Cemetery in Horton, Mo.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Kansas Lung Association or the American Heart Association, and left in the care of the Konantz-Cheney Funeral Home, 15 W. Wall St., P.O. Box 309, Fort Scott, KS 66701.