Mary Ann Mansker, 91, passed away October 1, 2020 at the home of her daughter in Kirkwood, MO. She was born May 26, 1929, to Rose (Hagen) and Perry Wilson. Mary Ann Wilson married Howard Mansker June 5, 1950. He preceded her in death.
Mary Ann first worked at Randolph County Farm Bureau. After marrying, she was an office switchboard operator and secretary at Spartan Printing. She stayed home when having children and then became the secretary for the principal at Sparta Lincoln Elementary School when her youngest child entered school. Many students remember her as the lunch money lady as she went from classroom to classroom to collect money each day along with daily lunch tickets. Mary Ann then worked at the Sparta State Bank as a loan teller for 18 years. She developed many wonderful friendships with that job. Mary Ann was a fabulous letter writer and faithfully remembered birthdays and anniversaries with her cards. Mary Ann was a member of Trinity United Presbyterian church in Sparta and attended West Hills Church in Chesterfield, MO. She was a proud member of the Delta Theta Tau Social Sorority since 1952, serving as treasurer for over 40 years.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents. Her husband – Howard Mansker. Great grandchild – Owen Paganini.
She is survived by her children – Debie (Dennis) Mahan and Dixie Mansker (Pete Nardie). Grandchildren – Chad McClintock, Angie (McClintock) Royal, and Brooke (Mike) Paganini. Step-grandchildren – Josh (Anna Piller)and Gabe (Liz Freivogel) Nardie, Kelly (Charlie) Roberts, Jay Owens, Denise (Todd) Waller, Melissa and Scott Mahan. Great grandchildren – Lauryn Royal, Brendon Hill, Caleb McClintock, Cameron McClintock, Eliana Paganini, Tom Miller, Matt Miller, Pablo Nardie, Clara Nardie, Eleanor Nardie and Magnolia Piller.
Memorial contributions may be made to SHARE Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support Inc. at nationalshare.org or the Sparta Lions Club.
A private burial with immediate family will take place at Caledonia Cemetery.
A memorial service may be held at a later date when friends and family can gather safely.
Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, Illinois is assisting the family with arrangements.