Mary Jane Colean passed away peacefully on November 21,2020 two
months shy of her 100th birthday. Services have been entrusted with Webb & Rodrick Chapel.
Mary Jane grew up in Coffeyville, Kansas where she met and married
her husband of 70 years, Lyle Colean, who preceded her in death.
Together, living in Colorado, they raised three children and partnered
in growing successful businesses.
Retiring in Independence, Kansas Mary Jane and Lyle were
instrumental in the formation of AWOL Animal Shelter where they
devoted many hours. Mary Jane was active in the hospital auxiliary,
loved to play bridge, travel, dance, and “neighbor” from her Woodland
View home. She had a beautiful singing voice and was very proud that
she could stand on her head well into her later years.
Mary Jane is survived by her children Cynthia Colean of California,
Chris Colean of Colorado, and Mike (Merrie) Colean of New Jersey.
Six grandchildren, Lisa, Toni, Amy, Adam, Ryan, and Henry; six great
grandchildren, Ashley, Lauren, Sara, Tim, Jake, and Kate and six
great great grandchildren Emma, Carter, Abby, Blake, and Whitaker
She leaves behind close family friend Steve English and her two
devoted care companions Helen Wilms and Teri Pope.
Due to current circumstances a graveside service will be held in the
In lieu of flowers please make donations to AWOL, P.O. Box 290,
Independence, KS 67301
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