Mary Jane Mitts, age 87, Pleasanton, Kansas passed away on Sunday, January 21, 2018. She was born at Foster, Missouri on September 30, 1930 the daughter of John and Mary Frances Galvin Vaughn. She was married to Willard Mitts on July 14, 1963. He preceded her in death on February 10, 2012. She worked in the Healthy Start program in Bourbon, Linn, Allen and Anderson counties. Mary Jane was a member of the Gold Star Mothers. Her membership was the result of her son John Davis being killed in action in the Vietnam War in August of 1968. She was also a member of the Pleasanton First Christian Church and the VFW Auxiliary. She was also preceded in death by her parents and two brothers, Donald and Joe Vaughn. She is survived by five daughters: Terry Tucker and Jeff, Linda Streeter and Andy, Waneta Cox and Garen, Dixie Bollinger and Rod, and Doneta Mitts, a sister Dorothy Miller, nine grandchildren: John, Jerome, Jeremy, Jerrett, Joshua, Branden, Christopher, Amy and Matt, thirteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.
Funeral service will be 11 am Friday, January 26, 2108 at the Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, Pleasanton Chapel. Burial will be in the Pleasanton Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 pm Thursday at the Pleasanton Chapel. The family suggests contributions to Cross Roads Hospice or The Wounded Warrior Project c/o Schneider Funeral Home and Crematory, P.O. Box 525, Pleasanton, KS 66075. On line condolences for the family can be left at www.schneiderfunerals.com.