Mary Louise Puckett

November 1, 2013 

Mary Louise Puckett

Sept. 24, 1936 - Oct. 26, 2013

Mary Louise Puckett, 77, of Harrisonville, was born Sept. 24, 1936, in Tuscumbia, the daughter of Aubrey W. and Artie Gladys (Shackleford) Vaughan. She died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, at Crown Care Center, Harrisonville, surrounded by love and family.

On Sept. 24, 1965, Mary was united in marriage to J.H. Puckett in Kansas City.

Mary was employed as an inspector for ConAgra Foods in Omaha, Neb., until her retirement. At an early age, she joined First Christian Church, Eldon. She enjoyed her family, a strong faith in God, reading her bible and crossword puzzles.

Besides her parents, Mary was preceded in death by her great-granddaughter, Samantha Sherman; a brother, James; her sister-in-law, Rachel; a niece and nephew, Debra and Fredrick Vaughan.

Mary is survived by her husband, J.H. Puckett, of the home; two sons, James R. Kelly and wife, Cheryl, Harrisonville, Aubrey J. Puckett, Reno, Nev.; three daughters, Iva M. Hibbard and husband, Charles, Reno, Nev., Sallie Ann Kelly and Jacqueline L. Kelly, both of Bellevue, Neb.; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a brother, Robert L. Vaughan, Greenridge; Lois Duncan, Eldon; other relatives and a host of friends.

Cremation with private family inurnment in Scotts Cemetery, Tuscumbia, at a later date. Family suggests contributions may be made to the Mary L. Puckett memorial fund.

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Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 2401 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-884-6244.

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