Mary Ann Fanning, 87, of Kansas City, Kansas, passed away on Monday, June 1, 2020, at home.
Mary Ann worked for the Wyandotte County Courts for 25 years. She was a lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. She loved her Parish Family and never said no when it came to St. Johns Altar Society, St. Thereses Circle, Senior Citizens, Sacristan, cleaning church, making strudel, povitica, and serving Croatian Dinners for the Ice Cream Social. She also volunteered for 20 years at Providence Hospital.
Mom loved being our mom. She was an amazing role model who devoted her life to making sure we knew we were very loved. When it came to her grandsons, she would drop everything to be there for them. As her grandson Brent said, "Granny isnt gone. She is still right here in us. We are all Mary Ann Fanning, and she is all of us."
Mary Ann was the kindest soul, never a bad word about anyone. We all could learn a great lesson from the way she lived her life, especially in these turbulent times. For the last eight years of her life, God gave her the cross of Alzheimers Disease to bear, but she was blessed, until the very end, to still remember and love all her family and friends.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret and Charles Simatic, and her beloved husband DeWayne.
She is survived by daughters Dianne and Karen; sons Louis DeWayne, Jr. and wife Jean, Kevin and wife Denise, and Stephen; grandsons Adam and partner Ann, Max and wife Bri, Brent, Matthew, and Zachary and wife Kelsey. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren Mary Rose, Jasper Leo, and Sutton Ann. They were loved beyond measure, the light in her eyes in her last years.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church.