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Mary Louise Kuhn, age 82, of Lamar, Missouri passed away November 13, 2021, at Mercy Hospital in Joplin, Missouri.     
Mary was born June 18, 1939 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas to Willam Lavurn Fesperman and Martha Lavern (Stinnett) Fesperman. Mary graduated from Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree. On June 2, 1962, Mary married Larry Lloyd Kuhn in Bokoshe, Oklahoma.
Mary worked as a school teacher, teaching both English and Physical Education. She was a member of the Master Gardeners, Missouri Teacher's Association and the Civil War Reenactment. 
Survivors include her sister-in-law, Betty Kuhn of Lamar, five nieces; Sherie (Michael) Smith of Bokoshe, OK, Kim Kuhn (Fletcher Flynn Wyche-deceased) of Richmond, Virginia, Michelle Kuhn of Kilauea, Hawaii, Christy (Paul) Alberty of Olathe, Kansas, Amy Kuhn of Joplin, MO., four nephews; Bill (Shelley) Ainsworth and Jim (Mittie) Ainsworth all of Bokoshe, OK, Mark (Hazel) Kuhn of Enterprise, Alabama and Jacob Kuhn of Milford, Missouri and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, one sister, Shelba Dean Ainsworth and one great-nephew; Cadon Kuhn.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, November 26, 2021 at Daniel Funeral Home.
Contributions are suggested and made payable to either the Barton County Library, the Barton County Humane Society or the St. Joseph Indian School in care of Daniel Funeral Home.
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#8 Miller, MoJohn Garton 2021-11-25 19:31
Mary was an outstanding teacher. I enjoyed working with her many years in the Lamar School District. She will be missed by all who knew her! My condolences to her family!
#7 Lamar MOJudith Gastel 2021-11-24 16:16
My heart is so greatly saddened with the loss of Mary. She was an educator, community supporter , a fellow Master Gardener and friend. I will miss her greatly. I extend my condolences to all her family. What a great loss to us all.
#6 Joplin, MOMelissa Cole 2021-11-22 17:22
My heart is saddened at the loss of such a wonderful lady. She was an amazing teacher and I have fond memories of her classes. Praying for peace and comfort for your family.
#5 Jacksonville FlVic Higginbotham 2021-11-22 03:58
Mary and I had been friends since 1967. We were both teachers at Ozark Mo. She and her husband Larry were true friends that I valued greatly.
Mary and I exchanged photos and emails regularly. I will miss her wit and intelligence greatly.
#4 Lamar,MoRichard A Ryan 2021-11-17 21:15
Mary`s mother was at Maple Senior Living and we played music there. Mary came out lots of time and she was a sweet lady. We loved both her and her mother.
#3 Penn Valley, CAPaul Robinette 2021-11-17 01:37
We will miss her
#2 LamarBarbara A McDaniel 2021-11-15 21:36
So sorry for your loss. Mary was such an incredible woman. She had so much energy!!!!!!!!!!! Will be missed.
#1 Liberal, MOCarol Hanshaw 2021-11-14 22:00
Ms. Mary's family

I have lost a good friend, who taught in the same school system as I for many years! My prayer is that God will grant peace to all of us who are grieving. Words can't express how sorry I am for your loss.

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