Mary Ann Speier, 72, Hays, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018 at HaysMed, Hays.

She was born Jan. 23, 1946, in Hays to Gus and Celestina (Brungardt) Stadelman. She was a graduate of Girls Catholic High School.

She married Douglas R. Speier on Aug. 9, 1969, and they celebrated 40 years of marriage before he preceded her in death Aug. 16, 2009.

She worked as the secretary at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Hays, and was a senior companion. She loved to crochet and would crochet hats for the Samaritan House in Denver and hats and scarves for the coat drive in Hays, and she loved her family and grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Deena Kay Speier, Hays, and Diane Senesac and husband, Frank, Junction City; one sister, Rosita Rife and husband, Roger, Hays; three grandchildren, Steven, Dalton and Kara Senesac; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Charles Stadelman.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1805 Vine St., Hays.

Inurnment will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery, Hays. The family will receive friends from 9 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the church. Memorials are suggested for masses or to the family, in care of Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street, Hays, KS, 67601.

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