Mary Dempsey

Obituary of Mary Ann Dempsey

Mary Ann Dempsey, 76, of Calhoun, Missouri passed away Monday afternoon, December 1, 2020 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born August 15, 1944 in Marine, Mo., the daughter of Ori Ivan Gregory and Mary Frances (Miller) Gregory. She married Dennis Warren Dempsey on November 9, 1961 in Warrensburg, Mo. He preceded her in death on October 29, 2019. Mary was a kind soul. She knew no strangers. Her door was open to anyone that needed a helping hand. She enjoyed gardening, canning her vegetables grown from her garden, sewing and fishing. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandkids and great-grandkids. Surviving are two sons, Dennis Eugene Dempsey, Calhoun, Mo., and Brian Keith Dempsey, Grand Island, Nebraska; five daughters, Valerie Dorene Billingsly, Sedalia, Mo., Laura Renetta Clemons and husband Joe, Garland, Mo., Melissa Irene Bilyeu, Holden, Mo., Cynthia Rae Decker and husband Dale, Calhoun, Mo., and Melinda Marleen Bradley and husband Jason, Leeton, Mo; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles Gregory and wife Lois, state of Nebraska; one sister, Ethel Commins and husband Dean, Warsaw, Mo.; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by five brothers, John Gregory, Ed Gregory, Ora Gregory, Don Gregory and Robert "Bob" Gregory. Private family burial services will be planned for a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bradley & Hadley Funeral Home, Clinton.
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