Mary Ann Griggs Adams of Kearney, Mo., passed peacefully in her home with family by her side September 09, 2019. She was 76.

Mary was born July 29, 1943, in Braymer, Mo., to parents Russell and Marjorie Griggs. Mary was the oldest of five children. She had various careers in her early life but ultimately found her true purpose in the early 70s with accounting. She was able to fulfill a dream of opening her own business, APG Services of Kearney, Mo., giving her the opportunity to not only serve her clients but to make personal relationships, which she cherished over the years. While she prided herself in her work, her true passion was her family and her fierce love for them.

She was a single mother to two children and cared for her mother until her recent passing for close to 40 years. She was known for putting the needs of others before her own and was loved for her fiery spirit and laughter.

Mary was preceded in death by her father, Russell L. Griggs; mother, Marjorie G. Griggs; and her two brothers, Russell C. Griggs and Robert L. Griggs. Mary is survived by her brother, Frank E. Griggs and wife Denise; her sister, Kathy K.Paquin and husband Paul; and sister-in-law, Shirley Griggs; her children, Ronald L. Patrick and Leanna D. Adams; 6 grandkids; and 4 great-grandkids.

Visitation was held Tuesday, September 17, 2019, at Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home followed by a graveside service at 1:00 PM at Mt. Moriah Cemetery, 10507 Holmes Road, Kansas City, MO.

Arrangements: Fry-Bross & Spidle Funeral Home- Kearney, MO (816) 628-4411.

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