Mary Sue (Shaver) Lene

Mary Sue (Shaver) Lene


Mary Sue (Shaver) Lene, 73, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2023 at the University Missouri Hospital & Clinics in Columbia, Missouri.

She was born July 27, 1949 in Kirksville, Missouri, the daughter of the late William Eugene and Doris Jean (Bunch) Shaver. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Stanley "Bub" Shaver, and Paul "Joe" Shaver; five nephews, Cory, Troy, David, Rodney and Stephen; her brother-in-law, Lyle Talbert; and her sister-in-law, Crystal Shaver.

Mary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Jason and Shona Lene of LaPlata, MO; her daughter and son-in-law, Tamra and Steve Valentine of Kirksville, MO; two brothers, Roger (Nancy) Shaver of LaPlata, MO, and Randy (Jeanne) Shaver of Brashear, MO; two sisters, Carol Talbert of Novinger, MO, and Brenda (Jay) Schilling of Kirksville, MO; four grandchildren, Heather (Mitch) Holdren, Zane (Bailey) Valentine, Jaystin Lene, and Jenna Lene; two great-grandchildren, Hadley and McKenna Holdren; as well as a number of nieces and nephews.

Mary received her education in the Kirksville public schools. She worked several area jobs including the Frostop, A&W, Dairy Queen, KOH Hospital, was a desk clerk at Super 8 Motel, and last worked as a caregiver for individuals with special needs.

Mary enjoyed Bingo, cooking, going to the casinos, playing cards, and collecting cookie jars, but most of all she had a great love for her family and enjoyed the time she spent with them.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 28, 2023 at Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville, with Pastor Virgil Jones officiating. Interment will follow the service at Overstreet Cemetery in Green Castle, Missouri.

Public visitation will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2023 for one hour before service time in the chapel at Travis-Noe Funeral Home.

Pallbearers will be Zane Valentine, Taki Laberis, Thane Snyder, Dakota Goodwin, Jaystin Lene, and Eric Daniels.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mary may be made to the Overstreet Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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