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Hillside Funeral Home West

2929 West Thirteenth Street, Wichita, KS

OBITUARY

Mary Elizabeth Tice

August 10, 1941June 4, 2019
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Mary Elizabeth Tice, age 77, homemaker, Reverend and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 surrounded by her family. Preceded in death by her parents Fred and Dorene (Starr) Spearman, husband James “Jim” Tice, infant daughter Mary Louise, six brothers and one sister. Those left to cherish her memory include her daughters Jan (Eddie Farris) Carter of Wichita, Rose (Allen) Payne of Valley Center, Crystal (Donnie) Fortner of Wichita, brother Charlie (Kathy) Spearman of Park City, sister Margie (Mike) Capps of Lindale, TX, grandchildren Sabrina Nicholson, Steven Nicholson, Laura (Jared) Selland, Sarah Payne, Hannah Payne and Emily Farris, great grandchildren Gabriel, Kaitlyn, Abigail, Chloe and baby boy Selland, numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation with family present from 6-8 pm, Friday, June 14th. Funeral Service, 10 am, Saturday, June 15th both at Hillside Funeral Home West Chapel, 2929 W. 13th St. N., Wichita with graveside service at 2:30 pm at Fredonia Cemetery in Fredonia, KS.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bill Spearman
  • Alvin Kieth
  • Andy Smith
  • Allen Payne
  • Eddie Farris
  • Donnie Fortner

Services

  • Visitation Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Hillside Funeral Home West Chapel Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, June 15, 2019

Memories

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gabe nicholson

June 13, 2019

I'm gonna miss you ,scratch that a lot of loved ones will miss you. you were sweet ,kind,and a very strong woman in many ways. You helped teach me some (not all) but some life lessons growing up when i was a kid, me and katie are gonna miss you alot grammy

e nānā i nā mea a pau mai luna mai o ka momona, e lele i ke ao
(watch over everyone from above grammy,fly high in the clouds)

Sarah Payne

June 9, 2019

My Grammy was the sweetest and most caring person I ever knew. She always put others before herself and was always there to lend an ear or a hand. She was good at making you feel like you mattered the most, and that everything would work out if times were rough. My favorite memories were the summers that my sisters and I would visit and she would take us to Independence, the Mound, and all over Fredonia. You will always have a place in my heart Grammy, I love and miss you.
Your "favorite" granddaughter,
Sarah Elizabeth

Rose Payne

June 9, 2019


Annie, has been beyond helpful, caring and kind to our family! I want to say an EXTRA "Thank you" to her and the Hillside Funeral Home West!!
My Momma would have been pleased!

Crystal Fortner

June 9, 2019

I have so many memories of momma but all the times we went to botanica gardens was very special, I loved momma with all my heart and I know without a shadow of doubt she is at the right hand of the Father and walking the streets of gold with a lot of her family, momma and I would always like to watch those hallmark movies, she loved it when I would take her just for a drive and then sometimes we go thru Braum's drive thru and get us an ice cream cone and go over and watch the ducks while we ate our cones, and even tho momma wasn't very fond of animals, she loved our doggies and would call them her "granddoggies" thank you momma for the 54 years that you raised me, loved me, and put up with all the hard times I gave you, I will miss you very much and can't wait to see you again!!

Karen Davis

June 8, 2019

When I was young Aunt Mary made me feel super special, I felt like her favorite. She got me started collecting stickers and just an important part of my life. She always spent time just listening to me and understanding how my adolescent mind was growing. I miss this time and always felt that special connection.

Christina Keith

June 8, 2019

Aunt Mary holds such a special place in my heart. She rushed me to the hospital when my water broke with my first child and was there when he was born, saw the boys growing up, helped me can vegetables and make jellies, was there with a listening ear when I was down, always had a story to tell, and was my favorite aunt. I enjoyed every second I spent with her and will cherish all the memories I have of her. It's sad that it takes one of our loved ones leaving this earth to make us realize how much family really does mean to all of us. She's up there having a Spearman reunion. Aunt Mary, say hello to my daddy!

Katherina League

June 7, 2019

My favorite memories of Aunt Mary were when we were young and we stayed at her house and went and had Dairy Queen blizzards where Crystal used to work. She also was the one that taught me to love to read. I was going to jury duty and she stated honey you are going to be super bored take this amazing book about a little boy who lived through poverty. I ended up reading the whole sequel.. Loves and hugs in heaven!!

Jan Carter

June 7, 2019

Mama was a spectacular person full of life and love for her family and those she loved. I’ve always told my kids if I could be half as good a mother as my mother you will always think I’m perfect. Mama was my best friend, my safety net, and my travel companion. And I have no idea how I’m going to enjoy this world without her. The only thing I know for sure is that mama said as I was growing up, “be kind to your sisters, someday they may be all you have.” And while I have my family, my children, nieces, nephews and friends, no one can understand the pain I feel like my sisters. I am so grateful mama taught me to love them, cherish them, and stay close to them. Thank you mama for being the most wonderful mother to me. I will miss you but I will see you again.

Joanne Spearman

June 7, 2019

Aunt Mary will definitely be missed I have so many memories of aunt Mary from selling watermelons with her grandpa and grandma to the most recent when her and Jane came to visit us as she watch everyone swimming in the pool she said to me Joe I want to get in the water so there we went she had the most beautiful smile on her face she enjoyed it so much, when it was time to get out Well that was another story when she got out she started taking off her wet clothes right there at the pool so Jane my daughter Angel & myself grabbed some beach towels and held them around her while litt Bill went to get her some dry clothes
Aunt Mary I will miss you so much fly high beautiful till we meet in heaven I love you

Rose Payne

June 7, 2019

My Momma was always putting others before herself. She would always give what she had for her family. Momma raised her family to love God and do good to others just as she was raised.
She will be sorely missed by so many.
I will never forget the love she had for me, and taught me that same love. I struggle daily to be just a smidgen as good as my Momma was.

I will miss her and can not wait to see her again!
I love and miss you Momma, Rose

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