Mary Ann Stokey, age 80, of Jackson Twp. passed away September 16, 2019 in her home on the family farm where she had lived her entire life. She was born January 18, 1939 to the late Theodore and Helen Mary Plutchack Stokey.
At first sight, you knew Mary Ann was a character. She lived her life “her way” and she was one of a kind. She thought herself as a modern Annie Oakley. She liked her cowboy hat, western shirts, and rifles. She enjoyed watching her favorite shows like Bonanza, Gunsmoke, and The Rifleman.
She was also very resourceful and talented. At one time she wanted a dress she had seen in Gone With the Wind, so she sewed it herself out of curtains.
She especially enjoyed farming the family farm and tending to her favorite animals, her horses, cows, turkeys and chickens. She was an avid hunter.
In addidion to her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by two brothers, Benjamin and Lewis Theodore Stokey; her uncles Sperl and Jacob Stokey and her aunt, Ruth (Stokey) Plassmeyer and cousins, Harry John Plassmeyer, Anna Ruth Plassmeyer and Dorothy May (Plassmeyer) Buffington.
Mary Ann is survived by cousins, Carole (Kenny) Hoch, Patricia Thomas and Joan Wilson. A special cousin, friend and helper Ed Thomas aka ”Little Eddie” and his brother Steven Thomas and a long time friend Robert Rengers.
She was an avid hunter as well dabbled in taxidermy in her younger years. For those who want to hunt on her land… just remember, her spirit will be watching, so think twice before hunting on her land…
A Memorial service for Mary Ann Stokey will be held on Saturday September 28, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. in the Evans City Cemetery. Burial will follow.