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Mary Ann Befort

October 7, 1932 — January 31, 2023

Mary Ann Befort


Mary Ann Befort, 90 years old, passed away on January 31, 2023 in Lacrosse, Kansas. She was born October 7, 1932 in Hays, Kansas to Leo and Emma Gabel. She married Earl Befort on November 10, 1955.

Mary Ann worked as a school cook for USD 489 in Hays, as well as a secretary for Ralph Hunter, and a bookkeeper for Munjor water district. She was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Munjor. She enjoyed sewing, spending time with her grandchildren and hosting special holiday meals.

She is survived by two sons, Jake Befort and his wife Mitzi of Bison, KS and Lyle Befort and his wife Linda of Sublette, KS; six grandchildren, Amy Davidson and her husband Michael, Ryan Befort and his wife Sarah, Morgan Befort, Dusti Befort, Kali Befort, Dawn Befort as well as six great-grandchildren; brothers Melvin Gabel, Salina, KS; Robert Gabel, Colorado; and Hilarius Gabel, Colorado.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers, Gilbert, Herbert, and Vernon Gabel.

Funeral services will be 10:00 AM on Monday, February 6, 2023 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Munjor. Inurnment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorial visitation will be Sunday 5PM - 7PM with a combined vigil and rosary at 7PM all at Brock's-Keithley Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 2509 Vine Hays, KS 67601.

Memorial contributions are suggested to TMP-Marian High School.

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