Mary Jane Parsons, age 79, of Novelty, Missouri passed away Saturday, February 27th, 2010 at approximately 9:00 a.m. at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.
She was born on July 30th, 1930 in Boone County, Missouri, the daughter of Harry John and Nancy Jane Haden Revercomb. On August 12th, 1948, she was united in marriage to Jerry E. Parsons.
Mary Jane is survived by two children, John David Parsons and wife Sherry of Novelty, Missouri and Jane Smith and husband Jeff of Novelty, Missouri; five grand children: Brad Parsons and wife MacKenzie of Boonville, Wesley Parsons of Novelty, Matt Smith and wife Audrey of Kahoka, Erin Gunter and husband Zach of Columbia, Drew and wife Tory of Columbia; five great-grandchildren: Brody Parsons, Mallory and Adam Smith, and Abbie and Lila Gunter.
She was preceded I death by her parents and husband Jerry on M arch 24th, 1982.
Mary Jane graduated from Shelbina High School in 1948 and was a member of the Locust Hill Community Church in Novelty, Missouri. Mary Jane was a board member of the Shelby County Senior Citizens and a member of AX PEO Chapter in Edina. Mary Jane worked as a bookkeeper for the North Shelby high School and as a Secretary for the Knox County High School districts, as well as a secretary for the Novelty Elevator. She enjoyed playing cards, watching her grandchildren at their sporting events and reading. Her greatest love was spending time with family and friends.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday March 1st, 2010 at the Green-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina. Funeral Services for Mary Jane Parsons will be at the Greening-Eagan-Hayes Funeral Home in Shelbina at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010. Burial will be at the Novelty Cemetery; memorials can be made to the Shelbina Senior Citizens Nutrition Site.