Mary Ann Kackley, age 59, of Dallas, TX, passed from this life on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at Faith Presbyterian Hospice Unit of Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas.
Mary Ann was born July 7, 1954 in Granby, MO, the daughter of Robert E. and Dolores (Lautaret) Thompson. She graduated from Monett High School, where she was very active in music, playing in the band and serving as twirling Majorette. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Monett.
In 1972, she married Rick Kackley. Mary Ann joined the U.S. Air Force, where she obtained the rank of Master Sergeant, and had won many awards for outstanding achievement. While in Dallas, she made many lasting friendships as a personal fitness trainer.
Mary Ann is survived by her mother, Dolores Thompson; one sister, Linda Gaines, and husband Jerry, of Monett; as well as many friends.
Memorial services for Mary Ann will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Buchanan Funeral Home Chapel. Reverend Tony Martin will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Saturday. In memory of Mary Ann, memorial contributions can be made to Presbyterian Communities and Service Foundation or Dogs for the Deaf in care of the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to Buchanan Funeral Home, Monett, MO.