Mary Jane (Holmes) Zych, 87, of Kansas City, Kansas was called to be with her Lord on June 21, 2022, surrounded by her loving family at home. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm on June 28, 2022, with Mass of Christian Burial on June 29, 2022, at 10:00 am at Christ the King Church, Kansas City, Kansas. She will always be remembered as the matriarch of the Zych family, devoted Mother and Grandmother, and loving wife to John. Mary Jane was born in Independence, MO to John and Eunice Holmes. She graduated from Glennon High School.
She is preceded in death by her siblings, Bernard Holmes, Marty Rooney, Herbie, Danny and Tommy Holmes. Mary Jane met her husband of 65 years and built a loving and faithful Catholic family nurturing all nine of their children in the faith and with a Catholic education, always putting the children first. Her dedication to her faith and all her sacrifices made her coveted by her family and all who knew her. Mary Jane was the ultimate homemaker keeping the Zych household running. She worked for the Gas company before starting her family. Always home cooking meals or baking her famous oatmeal chocolate chip cookies and at Christmastime turning the kitchen into a true cookie factory. In devoted fashion Mary Jane could be found at Christ the King Church and school assisting when needed.
"When a job is first begun, never leave it until its done, be the labor great or small, do it well or not at all" was her mantra. She enjoyed saying the rosary, watching EWTN, watching Royals, Chiefs and KU but most importantly she enjoyed spending time with her family which included 25 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her husband John, children: daughter Nancy, granddaughter Hilary (Matt) Cindrich, Nora and Johnny Cindrich; son Gary (Kellie), granddaughter Meghan (John) Plankers, Zeke Plankers and granddaughter Molly Zych; son Rick (Laura), granddaughter Natalie (Justin) Ellrich, Taylor and Tanner, granddaughter Allison(Tim) Zande, Addison, Graham, Parker, grandson Erik (Jacey), granddaughter Lindsay (Lucas) Franco; son Nick (Elaine), grandson Nicholas and grandson Noah; Caroline (Tim)Mahoney, granddaughter Ashley, Maxyn Grover and Joey, granddaughter Amber ( Hank) Martens, grandson Timmy, grandson Zach (Jamie); son Chris (Carrie), grandson Hayden, grandson Brock; Lori (Ken) Winzer, grandson Jared and granddaughter Mary; Jill (Chad) Streeter, grandson Jake Conklin, grandson Josh Conklin; Cathy (Steve) Wolf, granddaughter Kelsey, granddaughter Madeline, grandson Luke. Her surviving siblings are Barbara Ann Raveill, Robert, Jimmy Jo, Michael and Timmy Holmes.
Family suggests any donations to be made to Christ the King Church. Special thanks to Apple Orchard Hospice for their loving care in Mary Janes final days.