4/22/1933 – 2/12/2020
Mary Ann Barry, age 86 of Omaha, passed away February 12, 2020. She was born April 22, 1933 to John V. and Juanita (Fiehler) Benham of rural Wellsville, Kansas. After graduation from Wellsville High School, she attended Baker University in Baldwin, Kansas. She received B.A. Degrees in Music and Education. Mary Ann married Leonard S. Barry on June 2, 1957. They moved to Omaha in 1964. She was a homemaker while her children were young, then worked for nearly 20 years as a para-educator at Morton Junior High.
She was an active member of the Maplewood United Methodist Church for over fifty years, serving many roles including Sunday School teacher, youth choir director, adult choir director, United Methodist Women, choir member, and various church committees. She also served as a Cub Scout Den Mother and assistant Camp Fire Girls leader for many years. Her interests included traveling, reading, singing, playing piano, genealogy, sewing, crochet, and scrapbooking. She loved collecting Mickey Mouse memorabilia and baking cakes and cookies for friends and family. She was diligent in daily prayer for friends, family, and those in need. She sent cards to countless family members and friends for all occasions – especially illnesses, birthdays, and anniversaries.
When asked what role God has in her life, she replied, “God has always been my personal savior. He has led me each day, walked with me, and held my hand. He gives me peace and faith in the good times and bad times. God has a place for me in heaven. I will be at rest. My life has been guided by the love of God, family, and friends…knowing God was with me always.”
She is preceeded in death by her husband, Leonard. She is survived by her two children: Son- Shawn Barry of Omaha; Daughter and Son-in-Law – Laura and Daryl Steinman of rural Dunbar; Grandson – Loren Steinman of Urbana, Illinois; one brother – Alvin Benham of Lafayette, Colorado; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Visitation and viewing Sunday 1:00-3:00 PM at Roeder Funeral Home.
A family visitation (no viewing) is also scheduled
for 5:00-7:00 PM Sunday evening at Marshall Funeral Home (1109 1st Corso – Nebraska
City) with a prayer service at 6 PM.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday (2-17-20) at Maplewood United Methodist Church, 3535 Maplewood Blvd, Omaha.
Graveside services will be Tuesday (2-18-20) at 1 PM at Johnson County Memorial Gardens, Overland Park, Kansas.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Maplewood United Methodist Church or family’s choice.
Roeder Mortuary 2727 N 108th St – Omaha, NE 402-496-9000 www.RoederMortuary.com