Mary Fern Brumit Hellman
Mary Fern Brumit Hellman, 99, Lawrence passed away in her sleep on October 22, 2023 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital, with family by her side. She was born September 6, 1924 in Slater, Missouri the daughter of Russel and Mary Etta (Cook) Brumit.
Mary was very simplistic in life. Her love of the Kansas Flint Hills, the Rocky Mountains, and traveling the United States. Caring for the family home and tending to her red geraniums. The time she spent with her siblings was priceless to her. Watching her and the sisters in the kitchen laugh and tell stories was a humorous story in itself. She adored her nieces and nephews. Sending birthday cards to every family member meant the world to her. Keeping contact with close neighbors over the years never dwindled.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jack W. Hellman, her parents, Russel and Mary Etta Brumit; her in-laws Christian and Eva Hellman, her siblings, Lela Eileen and Stanley R. Page, Edith and M. Arthur “Art” Twilling, Dorothy Mildred and Wallace M. Metcalfe, Russell Otis and Ruby H. Peterson Brumit, Wayne Eugene Brumit, Wilmer “Bill” J. and Mary Katherine Spreitzer Brumit, her brother-in-law, Rick and Jane Van Doren.
She is survived by her son, Gary B. Hellman, grandchildren, Chad J. Hellman and Kyley B. (Todd) Engle, great-grandchildren, Lillian J. and Aidan T. Hellman. Her love for each, words cannot describe.
In lieu of donations the family suggests to plant a tree or other perennials in Mary’s memory.
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