Dec. 2, 1919--Aug. 27, 2005
BASEHOR, Kan. -- Mary Ellen McBrien, 85, passed away Saturday (Aug. 27, 2005) at the Overland Park Regional Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 2, 1919, in Loring, Kan. She spent the last 40 years in Basehor.
She loved antique Ford V-8 cars and first learned to drive a 1936 Ford in 1941. Mary was the last surviving of eleven children. She worked at the Sunflower Powder Plant in DeSoto, Kan., for eleven years and was, at one time, instrumental in having a U.P. Railroad caboose donated to the Ag. Hall of Fame. She loved flowers of all kinds and watching wildlife near her home.
She was preceded in death by one daughter, Dora Lee Mahan in 1974.
Survivors include her husband Marion W. McBrien, who was born and raised in McCook; one son-in-law, Mark Mahan of Basehor; one daughter, Patricia Ann Hedden; three granddaughters; one grandson; eleven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Services will be Wednesday, 10 a.m., at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home in Bonner Springs, Kan. Burial will follow in Glenwood Cemetery near Basehor.
Friends may call and visitation will be Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the funeral home.
Alden-Harrington Funeral Home in Bonner Springs is in charge of arrangements.