Mary Jane Brenzikofer, 77, Hays, died peacefully on Saturday, August 22, 2020 at her home from a long illness. She was born July 20, 1943 in Agra, Kansas to James and Mildred (Bailey) Daley. She attended Agra School Class of 1961 and received a degree in Accounting from Brown Mackie School of Business in Salina, Kansas in 1962. Mary Jane married Terry Brenzikofer on April 1, 1967 in Agra. She was a homemaker and worked as an accountant for Coop in Phillipsburg and then co-owner and accountant for Hays Communication Service in Hays, a business she ran with her husband for 39 years. Terry and Mary Jane celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on April 1, 2017.


Mary Jane enjoyed doing crafts and volunteered for the Hadley Medical Center Auxiliary making crafts for their annual fund-raising sale. She also traveled around to local craft shows to sell her creations. She was an avid sports fan and loved the Kansas City Chiefs. She enjoyed attending her children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and musical concerts. She will be greatly missed.


Survivors include her husband, Terry, Hays; her daughter Amber Brenzikofer, Lakewood, Colorado; her son Mark Brenzikofer and his wife Suzanne, McKinney, Texas; her daughter Nicole Kems and her husband Jason, Winterset, Iowa; her grandsons Trevor Kems, Corbin Kems, Brayden Brenzikofer, and Cade Brenzikofer; a sister Carol Weinman and her husband Larry, Phillipsburg; a sister-in-law Diane Smetana and her husband Jerry, Plainville; a niece and two nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jim and Mildred Daley.


Cremation was planned. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 29, 2020 at 10:30am at the Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg with Pastor Joel Hiesterman officiating. The memorial service will be streamed live on the Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel Facebook Page. Burial will follow in the Fairview Cemetery.


Friends may sign the book from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday at the Olliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, Phillipsburg.


Memorials are suggested to the Mary Jane Brenzikofer Memorial Fund care of the Oliff-Boeve Memorial Chapel, P.O. Box 563, Phillipsburg, KS 67661 for distribution to causes dear to her heart including PSP.org.


Condolences can be left by a guest book at oliffboeve.com/obituary/mary-jane-brenzikofer.