Mary “Mae” Ring

April 25, 2014 

Mary Frances “Mae” Ring

April 16, 2014

Mae Ring, 82, of Harrisonville, died Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at Vitas Hospice, Kansas City, surrounded by love and family.

Mae was born in Placentia, Newfoundland, and immigrated to the U.S. by way of Boston in 1950. In her early life, she was an avid country music singer and performer. Her love for country music and singing continued throughout her life. Mae worked at Anaconda Wire and Cable/Ericsson in Harrisonville and at Cass Medical Center in housekeeping. After retirement, she volunteered at Cass Medical Center for many years up until her death. Mae was devoted to her Catholic faith, the Blessed Mother, and was a long-time member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Harrisonville.

Mae was preceded in death by her son Kenny Ring, of Harrisonville, her parents Charles and Mary Collins, sisters Kathryn, Celine, Eleanor of Placentia, Newfoundland, Kathleen of Williamsburg, Va., brothers Kevin, Tony, Peter, of Placentia, Newfoundland.

She is survived by seven children; Donna Overcast of Harrisonville, Edward Ring and his wife Carol of Harrisonville, David Ring and his wife Cindy of Harrisonville, Darryl Ring and his wife Karla of Dallas, Texas, Lori Hurst and her husband Roger of Harrisonville, Charlie Ring and his wife Jennifer of Lee’s Summit, Don Ring and his fiancée Karina Perlas of Lee’s Summit; one brother, Charles Collins of Boston, Mass.; three sisters, Leone Hall, Agnes Collins and Alice O’Keefe all of Newfoundland and Labrador; 19 grandchildren, Richard, Kevin, Misty, Kara, Tyler, Bryan, Kayla, Kolette, Kristen, Kelsey, Kimberly, Katie, Daniel, Jake, Samantha, Justin, Nick, Emily, Hali; 11 great-grandchildren, Gillian, Brenna, Addison, Everlee, Kenneth, Jordan, Alyssa, Taylor, McKenzie, Harlow, Jane; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral Mass was at 10 a.m. April 22 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Harrisonville. Burial was in Oakland Cemetery, Harrisonville.

The family received friends 6-8 p.m. April 21with rosary at 8 p.m. at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

The Family would like to thank Research Medical Center of Kansas City and Cass Medical Center Rehab Unit of Harrisonville for treating our mother and her children like family.

The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Building Fund or to the Mary Knoll Missions.

To send the family online condolences, please visit

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

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