Mary Ann Hastings

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Mary Ann Hastings, age 86, a former resident of rural Bronaugh and more recently of Nevada, passed away early Saturday, June 24, at the Barone Alzheimer’s Care Center in Nevada. She was born May 24, 1931, in Chicopee, Kan., the daughter of Edward and Lula Mae Curnutt Stumfoll. She married John Darwin Hastings on Aug. 9, 1952, in Bentonville, Ark. Together they worked the family farm and raised their family. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidery, fishing and listening to music (Patsy Kline and Hank Williams, Sr.) She was a faithful wife and loving mother and grandmother. She also really liked black licorice. She was a member of the First Baptist Church Pleasanton, Kan.

Survivors include her husband John of the home; one son, John Bradley Hastings and wife, Ronda, Grants, N.M.; two daughters, Renee Clemons and husband, John, Oronogo, Mo., and Lexi Strickler and husband Doug, Iola, Kan.; nine grandchildren, Jill, Jodell, Jessica, Rhett, Reesa, Gabe, Amara, Ieisha and Robin; 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Alisa Ann Hastings; and her parents, brothers and sisters.

The Rev. Bradley Hastings and the Rev. Robert Reid will conduct funeral services at 2 p.m. today, at the Cheney Witt Chapel, 201 S. Main, Ft. Scott. Burial will follow in the Evergreen Cemetery. The family received friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday at the Chapel. Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at