OBITUARY

Mary Ann Brothers

May 15, 1940January 23, 2019
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Mary Ann Brothers, 78, of Dix, died at her home in Dix on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. The family will be present at the funeral home on Saturday from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. to greet friends. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 28, 2019 at St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in Indianola, Nebraska with Father Greg Pawloski officiating. Burial will be held in St. Catherine’s Cemetery. Friends may visit www.cantrellfh.com to view the obituary and leave stories and condolences for the family. Memorials may be given in Mary Ann’s memory to High Plains Paw (Animal Rescue) in Sidney. The services for Mary Ann have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball. Mary Ann Brothers was born in Indianola, Nebraska on May 15, 1940, the daughter of Jacob and LaVera (Fritsch) Kisling. During high school she worked at the Modrell Café in McCook and also the Derby Café in Arapahoe. She graduated in 1958 from the Indianola High School. Mary Ann attended college in Scottsbluff and graduated in 1960. She taught at the Dix Public Schools from 1960 to 1964. She was married to Jack W. Brothers on June 2, 1963 in Indianola. She was employed by the family business, Panhandle Telephone Company from 1964 to 1978. In 1978 she went t work for George Risk Industries and retired in 2006 as the Executive Vice President of Marketing. Mary Ann served two terms as the mayor of Dix, she served on the Forward Kimball Industries Board and the Vista Villa Board. She was also involved with the Kimball Country Club Board, serving a two terms as President. In 1996 she received Kimball Jaycees “Boss of the Year” award. She enjoyed traveling to her favorite spot in the world, New Smyrna Beach, Florida where she owned a condominium and home. She enjoyed playing in various golf leagues at Four Winds Golf Course, she especially enjoyed the traveling senior league and all of the trips she took with the ladies. Mary Ann was also known with a little prodding, to break out her accordion. Survivors include her sons Shaun Brothers of Plattsmouth, NE., and Troy (Jill) Brothers of Yutan, NE; sister LaVera Brooks of McCook, NE; brother-in-law Gene (Betsy) Brothers of Broomfield, CO; numerous nieces and nephews and best friend Pat Biesecker of Dix. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers Harvey, Roy, Clarence and Earl Kisling, sister Dorothy Peters, brothers-in-law Earl Peters and Jim Brooks, sisters-in-law Pat Kisling and Jeri Kisling, nephew Rob McConville and Sean Kisling.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Monday, January 28, 2019
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Sherri Parshall (Adams)

January 28, 2019

Thinking of your family during this time. Thoughts and prayers going your way.

Holly Dobrinski

January 26, 2019

Mary Ann was a sweet soul who will be greatly missed! I extend prayers of comfort for her family and friends and may she rest in peace now. God bless!

Pamela Powell

January 26, 2019

She was my Aunt and I loved her very much. She was greatly loved.
My heart goes out to the rest of the family, especially Shaun, Troy and Jill Brothers.
Aunt La Vera and she shared a special relationship though out their lives.
Love to all the nieces, nephews and great friends.
She will be missed.

Becky Romig

January 25, 2019

So sorry to hear that Mary Ann has passed away. She was my supervisor at GRI for 13 years before she retired.
I really enjoyed knowing your Mom. She was a very kind and generous person.
May she rest in peace now and you will always have great memories of her to keep with you for the rest of your lives.

Becky Romig

Wanda Wiemer

January 25, 2019

Sending thoughts and prayers to the family.

Carol Haack Smith

January 25, 2019

Prayers to Mary Ann's family. She was my 4th grade teacher and I have many fond memories of her as my teacher. Jack and Mary Ann were also friends of my parents and would spend time at our house. She helped in so many ways to keep our community together,she will be missed.

Brenda Anderjaska

January 25, 2019

You are in our prayers. We are sending you our thoughts.
Brenda & Joe Anderjaska & family

Jim McIrvin

January 25, 2019

Mary Ann was my second mom--she has earned sainthood for not only raising two sons but opening her home and heart to the rest of us boys as well. I'm sure we tested her patience often but she never let that get in the way of letting us grow and explore life as boys and teenagers and young men. I remember her very fondly.

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