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Mary Ann (Jefferies) Bones

October 16, 1951 ~ January 30, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

Mary Bones Obituary

Mary Ann Bones, age 72 years, of rural New Lisbon, Wisconsin, passed away on Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at her home, surrounded by her family, following a courageous two and a half year battle with colon cancer.  Mary’s passing has left an unfillable void in the hearts of those who were closest to her, but she will forever be remembered for her selfless nature and willingness to sacrifice anything for her family.  Her fighting spirit carried her until her last breath and her family will never forget how hard she fought just to spend even one day longer with them.

The daughter of Lyle and Marcella (Moore) Jefferies, she was born on October 16, 1951 in Hillsboro, Wisconsin.  Mary graduated from Royall High School, in Elroy, in 1969.  She went on to work at Oakdale Electric Cooperative, where she was very dedicated to her position as their Engineering Secretary for 28 years until she retired in 1999.

Mary became the loving wife of Edward Kirk Bones after being united in marriage on July 17, 1971 at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, in Elroy, where she was a lifelong member and taught Sunday school for several years.  She was also the dedicated, loving Mother of Julie and Kristyna.

Mary enjoyed boating on Castle Rock Lake during the summer and enjoyed winters in the Florida Keys, as well as campfires with family, friends, and neighbors at her lake property.

Survivors include her husband, Kirk Bones, of rural New Lisbon; two daughters Julie Amundson of Onalaska and Kristyna (Nasko) Kolev of Wisconsin Dells; one grandson, Adam Amundson, of Onalaska; two sisters, Vickie Neuman, of Mequon, and Becky (Dan) Ott, of rural Wonewoc; mother-in-law, Kathleen Bones; two brothers-in-law, Kerry Bones, of Florida; Joel (Joan) Bones of Elroy; sister-in-law, Lisa (Jerry) Cattle of Elroy; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and brother-in-law, Ronald Neuman.

A small, semi-private funeral service will be held for close friends and family on Thursday, February 8th, 2024 at 11:00 A.M., with visitation at 10:00 A.M., at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at 517 Grayside Avenue in Mauston, Wisconsin, with Pastor Conrad Prell officiating.  Interment will be in the Elroy City Cemetery following the service, followed by a luncheon at the Elroy American Legion Post 115.

The Picha Funeral Home in Elroy is assisting with arrangements.

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February 8, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church - Mauston
517 Grayside Avenue
Mauston, WI 53948

Funeral Service
February 8, 2024

11:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church - Mauston
517 Grayside Avenue
Mauston, WI 53948


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