Mary A. Stokes
Date of Birth
March 28, 1952
Battle Creek, Michigan
Entered into Rest
February 9, 2021
Ashland, Nebraska
Funeral Service

Friday, February 19, 2021 ~ 2:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska
Interment at Ashland Cemetery ~ Ashland, Nebraska


*The funeral will be live streamed on Marcy Mortuary Facebook page.



Visitation Directions

Friday, February 19, 2021 ~ 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Marcy Mortuary ~ Ashland, Nebraska


AseraCare Hospice in Omaha, NE

Mary A. Stokes, 68 of Ashland passed away Tuesday Feb 9, 2021 peacefully at home.

Mary was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on March 28,1952, the second of six siblings born to Loren and Alice (Slone) Coffman.

After moving to a few different states along the way, the family ended up in Ashland, NE where Mary started attending high school.

Through the years Mary worked as a cook, café prep line worker, an assembly line worker at a couple of different factories then ended at Mahoney State Park working as a ground’s keeper and at the marina when she retired due to health issues in 2005.

From her first marriage Mary had two sons. Jamie Davis and Danny Davis.

On July 10, 1993, Mary married Elmer “Lee” Stokes. They had a beautiful country wedding on horseback in Oklahoma.

Mary enjoyed working in her large flower gardens, attending her “girls” family cookie bakes, riding along on work trips with Lee in his semitruck, the many camping trips with her grandkids and coloring apps on her phone.

Mary is survived by her sisters; Linda (Bill) Jurey of Palmyra, NE and Julie (Robert) Windham of Sumter, South Carolina; sons, Jamie (Jessica) Davis of AZ. and Danny (Jaynessa) Davis of NE; grandchildren, Adriann, Chanse, Kelci, Treasure, Paytience, Allianna, Camrin, Cadence and Trevor J.; great grandson, Tristen; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Special friends include Brenda (Steve) Minnick, Kathy Robertson, Marge (Terry) Chesney, Aunt Sue Griffith, Hospice nurse Melinda Pike and Hospice aide Rochelle “Rockie” Satrapa.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, her boys’ father, her husband Lee, brother Richard, sister Brenda and shared day of death, brother Clifford.



Condolences for Mary A. Stokes
  1. Linda
    • February 13, 2021 - 2 years ago

    I love you too the moon and back.Sitting here thinking about all the the things you taught me as a young lady. I’m going to miss our 3 hour phone calls. Wish I could hug you right now. I love you so very much Mary 💗💗💗💗

  2. Diana Wildrick
    • February 14, 2021 - 2 years ago

    Mary was my cousin and she was treated like a sister more than a cousin. I would talk with her on the phone quiet often.

    When I would come back to NE for a “girls weekend” from FL, we’d all have such a great time with going to craft fairs, shopping and then it would be herself, myself Diana, my sister’s Karen and Tammy and our mother. We would sometimes exchange Christmas gifts depending on what time of the year our “girls weekend” would be.

    She will be deeply missed. I was fortunately able to speak to her a week before she passed. I wanted to travel to Ashland to see her but as she said with her health being compromised she’d prefer we just talk on the phone then asked me if I just wanted to see how fat she was. I know she was only joking. I told her I didn’t care how big she was or wasn’t but I will respect her wishes and just do a phone call. LOVE YOU SO MUCH MARY. RIP

  3. Julie Proksel
    • February 16, 2021 - 2 years ago

    Mary you were a beautiful soul inside and out. May you Rest In Peace now with Lee and know that you will truely be missed by all of us, go share those delicious lemon bars that you were so well known for at all of our cookie bakes at Christmas time. We know that you will be watching over all of us. Love you Mary.

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