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Hosman, Mary Ellen

Hosman, Mary Ellen

August 31, 1930 — October 10, 2019

Mary Ellen Hosman, 89, of Independence, MO went to be with the Lord on Oct. 10, 2019 surrounded by family at home. Mary was born August 31, 1930 in Kansas City, MO to Lester and Mildred Spoor. She married Charles A. Hosman on June 3, 1951. They were married 61 years until his passing in 2012. Mary started working at South Western Bell in 1948 at the age of 17. She retired in 1986 after 38 years, a job she loved. After retiring, she opened a ceramic/craft shop in the Northeast area of the city. She truly enjoyed working with her husband making her hobby become a dream business. She also enjoyed traveling to various craft shows. She was very active and involved in the United Methodist Women and her passion was missions. Mary loved to travel to Branson, MO with family or whoever she could get to go with her, always making sure she stopped in at her favorite restaurant and had her favorite meal, (chicken fried steak). She was the only one in her family to graduate from college. She received her Associate in Business in 1977 at the age of 47, something she was very proud of. She especially loved her BIG family and her most favorite thing in the world was having a big Christmas party for everyone. Her absence will leave a void in our hearts but we will cherish the wonderful memories she leaves us with. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Mildred Spoor, husband Charles Hosman, younger brother Lester (Buck) Spoor and grandson Joshua Hosman. She is survived by her three children, Bruce(Linda) Hosman, Lester Hosman, Jennie(Eric) Vaught. Sixteen grandchildren, Lewis Hosman, Erin Hosman, Colby Hosman, Sara Hosman, David Hosman, Jennifer(Chris) Twitty, Dontae(Holly) Hosman, Ronnie Hosman, Chris(Shiane) Hosman, Christian Hosman, Dayshanae Hosman, Jasmine Avalos, Brandon Hosman, Devin Hosman, Danielle Vaught, Shaina Vaught, and Alec Vaught. Thirteen great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Visitation will be 1-2:30PM, with service to follow at 2:30PM, Saturday, October 19 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Alzheimer's Association at

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Visitation will be 1-2:30PM, with service to follow at 2:30PM, Saturday, October 19 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd; burial in Green Lawn Cemetery.

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Mary Ellen was a precious friend. She had a heart of gold and loved with all her heart. She will be missed. We give thanks for her life and the impact she had on others lives.

Tebby Coffer

Sending prayers to your family during this difficult time. She was a very special person with a beautiful soul.

Joella Trotta

Mary Ellen was a kind and amazing lady. She will truly be missed.

Twila Truelove Brown

Even though I did not know you..I knew your family! And, that you're a part of the greatest family...the Family of God..and, that you're resting in the Arms of God!

Alfreda Price

PRAYERS & Thoughts for Jennie & her family during this sad difficult time.

Mary Taylor

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