The funeral service for Mary Ann Puckett, 73, Lawrence, KS, will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, November 18, 2010 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. She died November 15, 2010 at her home.
She was born on July 5, 1937 in Covington, Oklahoma, the daughter of James Wetzel and Naomi Bannon.
Mary Ann was an air traffic controller for the U.S. Air Force, while she served in the military. She formerly owned a small monogramming and embroidery business in Denver, Colorado. She also worked as an office administrator for Boeing in Wichita.
She married Norman Puckett on February 14, 1985 in Wichita, Kansas. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include one step-daughter, Christina Neavitt and husband, Jeff, Lecompton, Kansas; one son, Tony Wetzel and wife, Betty, Lake Tapps, Washington, one step-son Norman Dean Puckett and companion, Karin, Oak Grove, Missouri; three sisters, Shirley Herpolsheimer and husband, Richard, Mesa Arizona, Judy Gross, Loveland, Colorado and Lorraine Fugate and husband, Gary, St. Charles, Missouri and six grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, John Thomas Beasley on June 7, 2004.