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Mary Kuhnert
Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison
Atchison, KS

Mary Jane Kuhnert, 90 of Atchison, KS, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at Amberwell Atchison, Atchison, KS.

Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home, Atchison, KS, with Fr. Jeremy Heppler, OSB as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Mt. Vernon Cemetery. Family will receive friends prior to the service from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to Diabetes Association or Humane Society and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.beckerdyer.com.

Mary Jane was born January 7, 1932, in Effingham, KS, the daughter of Fred and Clara Belle (Howard) Besancon. She graduated from Atchison County Community High School in 1950. Mary Jane worked at Atchison County Court House, Blair Milling, Steinlite Lab for eighteen years and in the office at Mall Towers, retiring in 1992. She enjoyed gardening, spending time with grandchildren, KU Basketball and her little dog Mickey.

Mary Jane married Roy Kuhnert on May 2, 1954, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Atchison, KS, he preceded her on July 1, 1998. Survivors include two daughters, Debbie and Tim Blohm, Atchison, KS, Janet and Darren Blakesley, Topeka, KS, a son, Robert and Laura Kuhnert, Rockford, MI, grandchildren, Courtney (Chris) Falk, Joey and Sami Blakesley, Sarah and Ryan Kuhnert, with one great grandchild on the way, and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded by her parents and stepmother Edith Snodgrass, four brothers, Leonce, Melvin, Robert Besancon, and Martin “Bud” Emmerich and a granddaughter, Hannah Blakesley.

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