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Obituary for Mary Ann Brewer (Graves)

Mary Ann Brewer, 92, of Atchison KS died on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at the Atchison Senior Village.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 AM on Thursday, Nov. 17th, 2022, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Joseph Hansen, Pastor of the Carol Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at 11:00 am at the Leavenworth National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:00 pm on Wednesday, Nov. 16th, 2022, at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested to the NEKS Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home. Condolences to the family may be left online at

Mary Ann Graves was born on March 24, 1930, in Atchison KS the daughter of Willis and Bertha (Kelsay) Graves. Mary Ann was born again on April 25th, 1937. She attended Martin East and Washington grade schools and graduated from Atchison High School in 1948. Mary Ann worked as a nurse’s aid at the Atchison Hospital and did home care. Mary Ann was a member of the First Baptist Church where she served on the Board of Trustees, Board of Christian Education, Board of Pastoral Relations, was Sunday School Superintendent, taught Sunday School for several years, helped with Vacation Bible School and helped with children’s sermons. Her hobbies included collecting bird houses, dolls, cats & chickens, and she enjoyed children, grandchildren, hobbies, church and drawing.

She was married to Delbert R. Brewer on May 19, 1949, in Atchison in a double wedding with her sister Isabelle. Mr. Brewer preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1999. Survivors include a son Tom Brewer, Texas and two daughters Juanita (Kenneth) Gregoire, Atchison, KS, and Kathy (Michael) Schelp, Kansas City, MO, a sister Minnie Graves, Atchison, eight grandchildren; Daniel, Arron, Adam, Kellie, Colby, Patty, Jay, and Scott and eleven great grandchildren, Daniel, Joshua, Ashley, Shelby, Brooke, Caleb, Kerny, Nroh- D.J, Loran, Christopher, Riley, Rosey and Collin and a number of great great grandchildren, a daughter-in law Renita Brewer, and son-in-law Terry Burke . Her parents, husband Delbert, a son Ervin Brewer,two daughters Susan N. Brewer, and Dellane Burke and sister Isabelle Willlmeth , grandson Richard preceded her in death.