Mary Ada Slemp

October 12, 1950 ~ January 7, 2022 (age 71)


Mary Ada Slemp, 71, of Ottawa, KS passed away Friday January 7, 2022 at Advent Health of Ottawa, KS.

She was born October 12, 1950 in Beagle, KS the daughter of Phillip Lyons and Delores (Auterburn) Lyons.  Mary's father was in the military so they lived in various parts of the country when she was young.  She graduated from Fairfax High School, Fairfax, VA with the class of 1969. She then moved to Ottawa, KS area and lived there since. 

Most of Mary’s early employment was in nursing facilities, including as a Nursing Assistant for many years at Crestview Nursing Home, Ottawa.  From 1999 to 2010 she worked at the Ottawa McDonald’s.  Mary made many friends and looked forward to seeing them all during her years at McDonald's.

She enjoyed movies and was happy watch them, especially Rush Hour.  Mary played BINGO any place she could find a game.  She had coffee regularly either at Burger King or McDonald’s.  She looked forward to her Sunday dinners with her son, Phillip.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother Frank Lyons.

She is survived by two sons, Gerald Slemp, Clarksville, IA, Phillip Lyons, Ottawa, KS; two daughters, Linda Bledsoe and her husband, Clayton, San Antonio, TX, Carry Ward, Topeka, KS; four sisters, Wilma Johnson, Paola, KS, Dorothy Diane (Dot) Lyons, Merrit Island, FL, Annie Nolan, Valley Mills, TX, Reney Hoover, Paola, KS; and nine grandchildren, Jared, Kailey, Megan, Jeremy, Dalton, Lucas, Logan, Mariah, and Chase.

To celebrate Mary’s life, family will meet friends for a visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, 325 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, KS 66067.  Memorial contributions may be made to Mary Slemp Memorial Fund and sent c/o Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home, P.O. Box 14, Ottawa, KS 66067. Condolences may be sent to the family through

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January 11, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lamb-Roberts-Price Funeral Home
325 S. Hickory St.
Ottawa, Kansas 66067

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