Obituary: Mary Ann Hastings

Submitted by Cheney Witt Funeral Home

Mary Ann Hastings, age 86, a former resident of rural Bronaugh and more recently of Nevada, Mo., passed away early Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center in Nevada.

She was born May 24, 1931, in Chicopee, Kan., the daughter of Edward and Lula Mae Curnutt Stumfoll. She married John Darwin Hastings on August 9, 1952, in Bentonville, Ark. Together, they worked the family farm and raised their family. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, fishing and listening to music (Patsy Kline and Hank Williams, Sr.). She was a faithful wife and loving mother and grandmother. She also really liked black licorice. She was a member of the First Baptist Church Pleasanton, Kan.

Survivors include her husband John of the home; one son, John Bradley Hastings and wife Ronda, Grants, N.M.; two daughters, Renee Clemons and husband John, Oronogo, Mo., and Lexi Strickler and husband Doug, Iola, Kan.; nine grandchildren, Jill, Jodell, Jessica, Rhett, Reesa, Gabe, Amara, Ieisha and Robin; 16 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Alisa Ann Hastings; and her parents, brothers and sisters.

Rev. Bradley Hastings and Rev. Robert Reid will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 27, at the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, Kan. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday evening at the Chapel. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *