Obituary of Mary Ann Worthington Klenklen

Mary Ann Worthington Klenklen, age 86, resident of Springfield, MO, passed away peacefully at Springfield Mercy Hospital on Friday, September 25, 2020.

Mary Ann was born June 21, 1934, to Fred and Alice Sager in Frederick, KS. When she was young, the family moved to Moran, KS, where she grew up and attended schools there graduating from Moran High School. She married her high school sweetheart, Bill Worthington, on November 23, 1952, at the Bronson Baptist Church, where they were very active.

She enjoyed her family, loved to watch the Royals and Chiefs, and enjoyed playing cards with her friends at the Gardens Independent Living Center, where she spent the last eight years.

Besides raising three children and always being present at all their activities, she was employed by Western Insurance, Klein Tools, Ward/Kraft, and Pittsburg Yamaha, where she worked for her son, Dewayne.

After the loss of her husband, Bill, she married Charles Klenklen in 1991. They enjoyed a lot of traveling together. Charles preceded her in death in May 2011.

She was also preceded in death by both parents, her sisters, Maxine and Imogene, her brothers, Don and Marvin.

She is survived by her sister, June Terrell of Moran, KS, her son, Dwight Worthington (Marita) of Pocatello, ID, a daughter, Charlotte Shireman (Greg) of Springfield MO, and son, Dewayne Worthington of Arma KS, grandchildren: Andrew Shireman, Stephen Shireman (Hannah), Tyler and Casey Worthington, and one greatgrandchild, Charlotte Ann (Charlie) Shireman.

Because of COVID 19, private services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to either the American Diabetes Association or your favorite charity and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott, KD 66701 Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at

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