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KLEPINGER, Mary Ellen (Age 76) The Lord called Mary to Heaven on May 2, 2014. She was preceded in death by her daughter Ann Marie Klepinger, her parents Ted and Nora Cushner, and her brother Ted J. Cushner. She is survived by her husband John; sons Jim (Joy) Klepinger and John Klepinger; daughters Theresa Mowatt and Sharon Hamlin; grandchildren Chelsie, Brandon, and William, great-grandson Patrick; brothers Jim (Lorraine) Cushner, and Dan (Debbie) Cushner, and numerous nieces and nephews. Mary was a loving wife and mother of five children. She had a love of poetry and was a member of Poetry Scribes of Spokane for many years. She was a woman of faith and touched the lives of all she knew. Despite a few bumps in the road of life, she faced every day with a smile and a heart full of genuine love. Rosary will be Friday, May 9, 7 PM at Hennessey Valley Funeral Home, 1315 N. Pines. Funeral Mass will be Saturday, May 10, 10 AM, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 304 S. Adams. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Union Gospel Mission or House of Charity in Mary's name. Please visit Mary Ellen's on-line memorial page at to leave a message of condolence. The following poem was written by Mary Ellen: Fantasy Heaven If I were a wishing star, I'd twinkle, oh, so bright, So you could gaze in wonder In the stillness of the night. I'd blend in with the moonbeams Till the heavens were aglow With all their special radiance To let you always know Our world is blessed with beauty Of an elegance so fine You'll always view God's wonders If you only take the time. So If I were a special star, Your wish just might come true. Step out in faith and love, my friend, And see what I can do.


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Published in Spokesman-Review on May 7, 2014
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