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Mary Jane Colean

January 21, 1921 ~ November 21, 2020 (age 99)


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

also survive.

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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