Per Mary Ann’s request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Kansas City Hospice Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care (kchospice.org) or Wayside Waifs Welcome to Wayside Waifs in her memory.
Mary Ann (Reeves) Meyers passed away July 7, 2023, peacefully at home, surrounded by her family.
Mary Ann was born to Charles Victor and Lucille Miller Reeves in Jefferson City, Mo., on November 16, 1937. Her brothers Richard and Paul soon joined them to complete their family.
Mary Ann attended St. Peter Catholic School where she made lifetime friends.
Mary Ann had long dreamed of becoming a nurse. Following high school, she was accepted to DePaul School of Nursing in St. Louis, Mo. During her first year of nursing school, she met and married James Siress and in the following years they welcomed five daughters, Karen, Kathy, Jeannette, Julie, and Wendy.
In 1974 Mary Ann married James Meyers and they would enjoy life together for the next 49 years. Mary Ann wrote recently that 49 years together wasn’t enough. Mary Ann was his rock and was a tremendous support to him in his career and in life.
In 1975 Mary Ann completed her dream of becoming a nurse. Her nursing career took her on many pathways starting with Med/Surg and Pediatrics at Spellman Memorial Hospital, Primary Care at Providence Medical Center, Infection Control RN with 7 different hospitals, Health Nurse at 2 different Federal Buildings, and Employee Health RN at Providence Medical Center where she retired in 2000.
Following her retirement, Mary Ann and Jim spent their time in their home in Parkville. They were known for hosting the best Christmas parties, Fourth of July parties and Murder Mystery parties. Mary Ann also volunteered for a local hospice and she and Jim both volunteered at Our Lady of Mercy Country Home. Their final move was to Tiffany Springs Retirement Community where they made and renewed contact with wonderful friends.
Mary Ann was a homemaker who was passionate about cooking and trying new recipes. She was an avid reader. She was a talented vocalist and guitarist who mastered the Acoustic 12-string guitar. She also gave guitar lessons. Mary Ann was a master seamstress and made many beautiful outfits for her girls as well as their dolls. She had a green thumb and planted many beautiful gardens. But what she loved most was her husband Jim, and her 5 daughters.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her grandson Brady William Duncan. She is survived by her beloved husband Jim, daughters Karen (Brent) Bertram, Kathy Siress, Jeannette Siress Ford, Julie (Bill) Duncan, and Wendy (Wayne) Kerkaert; brothers Richard Reeves and Paul (Sharon) Reeves; grandchildren Summer (Sarah) Davies, Jonathan (Stephanie) Ford, Joshua (Alexa Wright) Ford, Cooper Duncan, Grant Duncan, Brian (Walls Trimble) Muldoon, Molly (Thomas) Ryck, Luke Kerkaert, Hannah Kerkaert, Grace Kerkaert, Matthew Kerkaert, and Great-grandchildren Kate and Caroline Davies, River, Melody and Lily Ford and Thomas Patrick Ryck; and nephews, Gregory Reeves, Brian Reeves and Christopher Reeves. She also leaves behind many wonderful friends.
During their life together, Jim and Mary Ann had many beloved furry friends who were so important to them. Chris and Annie will miss her very much.
The family would like to thank the many wonderful caregivers from Kansas City Hospice, especially Nurses Amy, Herbert, and Katie as well as Gloria, Ralph, and Michael.
Memories of Mary Ann and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com