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Mary Ann Conn

Fort Benton —Mary Ann Conn, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother and good friend, left us peacefully May 27, 2014. In those early hours, she joined her beloved "Charlie" and two daughters, Billie and Lynda.

Mary Ann was born on October 31, 1924 in Neihart, Montana to Charles and Mary Mattson Maki. She and her soul mate met while she was in high school at Neihart. They married on May 8, 1943 and shared their life for 70 plus years. Their union produced three girls, Betty - 1944, Billie - 1947, and Lynda - 1948.

They bought the Homestead from Charles' dad, Sam Conn and remained there, farming together, raising wheat, oats, barley, and their three girls and their horses. Mary Ann loved her life on the farm; cooking, baking and caring for her family.

When a farm accident happened hooking up some machinery, and she lost 1/3 of her left hand ring finger, at the emergency room, people didn't know who they felt sorriest for, Momma, whose finger was cut off, or Daddy, who did the deed to his Honey. She was also feeling sorry for him.

Mary Ann was one special lady, always caring for someone who didn't have a lot. Making dinners for them or baking something for her friends. She always wore a smile on her face. She was a good woman with a huge heart, caring for her family and friends.

She was very much a part of her children's lives. She was a Girl Scout leader, involved in 4-H. Many times filling the car with classmates of her girls, taking them to football games or basketball games, or to Loma to roller skate, a part of which she also enjoyed. UPS never minded delivering to the family farm, there was always a treat for them; cinnamon rolls, fudge, chocolate cake, etc.

The first Christian Church played a huge role in her life. Living the Word of God, her favorite verse was "In My Father's House Are Many Mansions" in addition to, "The Lord's Prayer", a source of comfort with the loss of her two precious girls.

She is survived by her daughter, Betty McIntosh (BJ), a special brother Dudley (97), his love, Edna; two grandchildren, Lauri and Jennifer, and two very special great-grandchildren, Kayla and Hayden.

Mary Ann is preceded in death by her husband, her beloved Charlie; daughters, Billie Burke (60), Lynda Habel (59), and her loving parents, Charles and Mary Maki, four brothers; Ben, Ray, Byrd, Eddie, and one sister; Bernice McPherson.

Services will be June 4, 2014 at The First Christian Church in Fort Benton, at 2:00 p.m. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery in a duplex urn, special for her and Daddy.

Donations may be made to Donor's Choice. Then do a random act of kindness in her memory.

Condolences to the family may be shared at www.croxfordfuneralhome.com



Published in Great Falls Tribune on May 30, 2014
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