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Mary Jean Chase, 80, of Grand Island, died Monday, May 11, 2009 at Saint
Francis Medical Center.
Service will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday, at First Presbyterian
Church. Reverend Charles Olsen will officiate. Inurnment will
be in the First Presbyterian Church Columbarium.
There will be no visitation. All Faiths Funeral
Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mary was born May 5, 1929 at Arnold, NE, the daughter of William and Laurine (Menary)
Those left to cherish her memory include her husband
of 58 years, Dr. Robert C. Chase, son and daughter-in-law, Bill and
Sue Chase of Clayton, CA, two daughters and sons-in-law, Cheryl and
Steve Rector of Overland Park, KS and Anne and Dave Zoller of Colorado
Springs, CO and a son-in-law, Mark Stark of Des Moines, IA.
Also left to cherish her memory are 9 grandchildren,
Jon Rector, Kristin and Greg Stark, Laura, Rachel and Sara Chase,
and Karlie, Brian and Michael Zoller.
Mary is preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Pamela
Stark and brother, Richard Streitwieser.
Mary was raised in Arnold and Broken Bow, graduating
from Broken Bow High
School. She received a Nursing
Degree from Bishop Clarkson School of Nursing in Omaha. She was united in marriage to Robert
Chase on June 10, 1951 in Broken Bow. Following their marriage,
the couple lived in Omaha while
they finished their schooling. They moved to St.
Paul, MN for a short
time before moving to Ogallala, then to Denver, CO, before settling in Grand Island.
Mary is a member of First Presbyterian Church, PEO and
St. Francis Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing golf and Bridge,
traveling and her volunteer work at St. Francis
Medical Center. Most of all, she loved being a wife, mother and grandmother.
Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church
or The American Cancer Society.