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Mary Jane (Knoll) Davidson

September 14, 1946 ~ December 28, 2018 (age 72)

Mary Jane (Knoll) Davidson – age 72, of Hays, Kansas died Friday, December 28, 2018, at her home in Hays, Kansas.

She was born September 14, 1946, in Hays, Kansas to George J. and Mary (Giebler) Knoll.  She married Donald D. Davidson on October 5, 1968 at Hays, Kansas.

She was a bookkeeper at the Hays Home Depot for twelve years.  She previously  worked at Baxter Lab Travanol, Food Bonanza and Apple Market all of Hays.  She grew up in Voda and Hays, Kansas.  She was a 1964 graduate of Hays High School, enjoyed polka dancing, cooking and her family.    

Survivors include one son, William and wife, Kim, Wichita, KS; one daughter, Cheryl Chambers and James Pfaff, Hays, KS; one sister, Shirley Loyd, Logan, KS; Donald D. Davidson, Lucas, KS;  special friend, Lyle Webb, Hays, KS; step-mother, Lucille Huser-Knoll, Hays, KS; one step-brother, Larry Huser and wife, Ruth, Hutchinson, KS; one step-sister, Deborah Huser-Allen, Hays, KS; four grandchildren, Charles Howell, Cydney Howell, Brandon Davidson and Logan Chambers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother, George Knoll Jr. 

Services are 10:00 A.M. Monday, December 31, 2018, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1805 Vine Street, Hays, Kansas.  Burial will be at 2:00 P.M. Monday, at St. Michael Cemetery Collyer, Kansas.

A vigil service will be at 7:00 P.M. Sunday at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays, 1919 East 22nd Street, Hays, Kansas 67601.  

Visitation is from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Sunday at Cline’s-Keithley Mortuary of Hays and from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. Monday at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church

Memorial to ARC of Central Plains-Playground.

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