Mary Ann Clevenger was born August 8, 1968 in Rapid City, South Dakota. She grew up in Bolivar, Missouri. After graduating high school she attended United Methodist College on a softball scholarship.
After receiving her Associate's Degree in Psychology, she worked for the Department of Corrections as a Drug Court Case Manager.
In 1993, Mary Ann gave birth to her son, Blaine. With times being hard, she made the selfless decision of giving him the best life possible and putting him up for adoption. She never regretted her decision and always hoped one day she would be able to reconnect with him.
In 1994, Mary Ann was blessed with her daughter, Danielle. As Danielle grew older, she and Mary Ann became best friends. They enjoyed doing everything together. When Mary Ann's grandchildren were born, she quickly became a loving and devoted "mimi." The birth of Axton last September kept her on her toes. She absolutely loved being able to be there daily to watch him grow.
Her love of travel and adventure enticed many moves to various areas. In 2017, she found her forever home in Anthony, Kansas, where she was adopted into the Mike and Judy Dent family. She absolutely loved living with momma Judy and dad Mike, helping care for them and their granddaughters who always looked forward to seeing and spending days with their Ms. Mary Ann.
On June 12, 2019, Mary Ann passed away unexpectedly at the age of 50. She was preceded in death by her father, Reverend Paul Rundel.
Mary Ann will be deeply missed by her daughter, Danielle Clevenger and husband, Scott Beard; 5 grandchildren: Scotty Jr., Nevada May, Payton Blaine, Orlan Lee and Axton Matthews; her chosen family: Mike and Judy Dent, Lindsey Duwe, Josie Duwe, Hallie, Oaklie and Lettie Hekel, and Dallas Dent; her best friend of many years, Tammie Cover; other relatives and many friends.
Funeral service was held 1:00 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2019 at Prairie Rose Funeral Home in Anthony with Pastor Ed Hughlett officiating. "Amazing Grace (My Chains are Gone)" was played.
Memorials may be made to the Mary Ann Clevenger Memorial Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Prairie Rose Funeral Home, 602 E. Main St., Anthony, KS 67003, was in charge of arrangements. www.prairierosefuneralhomes.com