Mary Kay Rappard
May 11, 1945  -  February 2, 2019

Mary Kay Rappard

Fulton, Texas

Mary Kay Rappard, 73, passed away on February 2, 2019, at her home after a very long battle with cancer.

Mary was born May 11, 1945, in Emporia, KS to James and Ermal Parre of Osage City, KS.

She lived and attended school in Osage until marrying Jon Rappard on September 4, 1964.

Mary and Jon lived in Topeka, KS and Omaha, NE prior to moving to Fulton, TX, in 2004.
Mary was a great wife and mother. She tried to see the best in all the people who entered her life.
She enjoyed family, friends, vacations to Key West, gardening, camping and playing games (especially Mah Jongg since moving to Fulton).

She will be met in Heaven by all those who preceded her in death, beloved daughter, Marnie Krzemien; father, James Parre; mother, Ermal Parre; step-mother, Florence Parre; brothers, Donald Grow, David Parre, Dean Grow, and Paul Parre.

Mary is survived by her beloved husband, Jon; son, James and his wife Marty; grandsons, Jeff and Josh Krzemien; niece, Paula Grow Childress, and many nephews and cousins. She loved all the animals which came into her life and who has now met her at the Rainbow Bridge. She is also survived by dog Layla and cat, Puddy Tat.

Mary’s family would like to thank the following: The many ladies who took her into their lives and became her friends. Dr. Emile Salloum, whose care gave them
Mary as long as possible and AIM Hospice, who helped end her suffering and eased her journey to Heaven.

A private Burial ceremony will be held.

In lieu of flowers, the family would ask contributions be made in Mary’s name to : ANOTHER CHANCE RESCUE, P.O. BOX 2314, Rockport, TX 78381.

Online condolences may be sent to
Arrangements entrusted to
Charlie Marshall Funeral Homes and Crematory
2003 W. Wheeler Ave
Aransas Pass, TX, 78336. 361-758-3221


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  1. Gordon and Betty Smith
    Rockport, TX

    John, just want you to know that we know she's gone, she will be missed by more friends than you know.

  2. Stephanie and Neal Smith
    Rockport, TX

    Our hearts go out to Jon and James. We will miss Mary in Old Cottage Beach. Please know that we are praying for your family and are here if you need anything. May God pour out His healing grace and love upon you both.

  3. Efrain T.
    Dallas, TX

    James, I am sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. My prayers go out to you and your family. I hope you and your family keep the faith during these painful times. God Bless

  4. Regie Morales
    Dallas, TX

    James, my condolonces to you and your family. Praying God's peace will cover you during this difficult time.

  5. Vivian Bardsley
    Wichita, KS

    I loved Mary like a sister and will miss her. "When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure." She was a treasure. Take care. V

  6. Juan
    , TX

    Sorry, about your loss James, prayers sent to you and your family.

  7. Akiiki
    Irving, TX

    James and family, although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.
    I am praying for you to get through this time with the peace that comes from the knowledge that God loves you and that He will take care of you.
    I pray that God will give you strength and courage in your time of bereavement. Take comfort in friendship, prayer, and peace in love.
    Psalms 34:18 The LORD is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

  8. Perry Trevino
    Bedford, TX

    We are so sorry for your loss and with time may God grant you and your family peace. God bless you and your family.

  9. Patrisia Magallon
    P, TX

    We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family. With deep sympathy, we share your sorrow, after the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have to hold onto are the happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones who have passed, this is what keeps them alive in our hearts and in our minds, and they will continue to live on, through us. May God give you the strength to endure the pain you are going through and may he embrace you and comfort your family during this difficult time."Jesus said to her: 'I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life.'"-John 11:25

  10. Vicki Pitluk
    Rockport, TX

    Mary was such an upbeat and warm individual. I didn't know her well, but she always shared a smile. May her memory be a blessing

  11. Cathy Melson
    Rockport, TX

    So sorry to hear of Ms R passing. She will be missed. We had some great conversations in WalMart about the world in general

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