Mary Aileen Dewar Barger Havenhill obituary photo
 
In Memory of

Mary Aileen Dewar Barger Havenhill

April 24, 1944 - August 8, 2017

Obituary


Mary was born 4/24/1944 In Berywn, Illinois to Marcella Cutler and John Dewar. She lived her early life in Chicago area and attended Lyons Township High School from 1958 to 1962. Attended Missouri Valley College and married Ronald Barger in 1966 and moved to Independence. He preceded her in death, 1996. This union produced two sons, Ronald N Barger Jr and John Lee Barger. When she married Jerry Havenhill her family expanded to include two step daughters; Lisa Walters and Melinda Havenhill-Dobson and a total of 10 grandchildren.



Mary’s love for children...

Mary was born 4/24/1944 In Berywn, Illinois to Marcella Cutler and John Dewar. She lived her early life in Chicago area and attended Lyons Township High School from 1958 to 1962. Attended Missouri Valley College and married Ronald Barger in 1966 and moved to Independence. He preceded her in death, 1996. This union produced two sons, Ronald N Barger Jr and John Lee Barger. When she married Jerry Havenhill her family expanded to include two step daughters; Lisa Walters and Melinda Havenhill-Dobson and a total of 10 grandchildren.



Mary’s love for children was evidenced by 40 year career as early childhood teacher and eventually director of Stone Church Preschool and later at Sycamore Hills School.



Mary was always known by her complete devotion to family, organizing many new family traditions which will carry on in her name (limousine rides for plaza lights, Easter egg hunts, Easter sunrise services and the famous uphill croquet tournament) just to name a few of many. Her love of flowers, having fresh cut flowers in every room of her house each day, meals served on china and sterling silverware and her nickname Mrs. Clean were all part of her tradition.



Mary is survived by her husband Jerry Havenhill of the home, Sister Marcia Woodard and Brother Jay Dewar.



Visitation at 10:00 Saturday May 12 with memorial service at 11:00 at First Presbyterian Church, 100 N Pleasant Independence Missouri, 64050. Flowers and memorial contributions may be sent to the church.