Melissa Jane (Kimsey) Mease, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Kiowa District Hospital in Kiowa. She was born Dec. 10, 1919, at Medicine Lodge, the daughter of Fred R. and Oma M. (Axtell) Kimsey. She was a homemaker.
Jane was a member of the Turon Senior Citizens, and the Baptist Church.
On September 28, 1940 she married Glenn Mease at Medicine Lodge. He preceded her in death in 1978.
She is survived by a son, Fred (Venora) Mease, Pratt; a daughter, Glenna (Melvin) Reif, Kiowa; five granddaughters, Cindy (Pat) Heiver, Karla (Scott) Hahn, Kim (Kevin) Clark, Kathy (Jeff) Hitt, Kristy (Cory) Zenger, and great-grandchildren, Benny Christians, Brent Hevier, Emma and Ellie Hahn, Scott (Julie), Kendall, and Kassidy Clark, Caleb and Carly Hitt, Janessa and Cooper Zenger.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Forence Albright and Freda Mease; a brother, John Kimsey; and a granddaughter, Rhonda Mease.
Visitation will be from 1 - 8 p.m. Monday, April 22, at Larrison Funeral Home 120 E. Lincoln, Medicine Lodge, where the family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Keith Fink presiding. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge.
The family suggests in lieu of flowers that memorials be made in Jane's honor to Turon Senior Center or Friends of the Kiowa District Hospital and Manor Inc. in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left at www.larrisonmortuary.com