June 19, 1933-July 19, 2006
BENKELMAN -- Mary Ann Magnani, 73,died Wednesday, (July 19, 2006) at BryanLGH East in Lincoln.
She was born June 19, 1933, to Wenzel and Mrytal (Littell) Kahler, on the farm where she grew up in Hayes County.
On the May 10, 1963, she married to Sheridan Magnani at the Lutheran Church in Curtis. They made their home on the family farm in Cheyenne County, in Northwest Kansas, near Benkelman where they raised their family. She drove a school bus for the Cheylin School District for more than 20 years.
She was preceded in death by parents, Wenzel and Mrytal Kahler; an infant son and granddaughter; two brothers; and two sisters.
Survivors include her husband, Sheridan; her sons, Jim Magnani and wife, June of rural Benkelman, Ray Magnani and wife, Carrie of Bird City; daughters, Dixie Slade of Fort Morgan, Colo., Schelly Magnani of Wahoo, Evonne Emig of Benkelman; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Memorial services will Tuesday, 10 a.m. (MDT) at Forch Funeral Chapel in Benkelman with Rev. George Matthews officiating. Services will conclude at the chapel. A private inurnment will take place at a later time.
There will be no visitation or viewing.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Arrangements are under the direction of Forch Funeral Chapel of Benkelman.