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Mary Lentz Mazon, 74 years old, of Blue Springs, Missouri entered into eternal rest on December 7, 2006. Born in Marceline, Missouri on May 28, 1932, Mary lived in the greater Kansas City, Missouri area for most of her life, but also lived in Overland Park, KS, Washington, DC, Alexandria, VA and Spanish Town, Jamaica. Mary is known for her zest for life and fierce independent spirit which led her on many adventures to Russia, Italy, Ireland, Scotland, Jamaica, and the Netherlands. Her sense of social justice and intelligent mind led her to join the Peace Corps, upon her retirement in 1994, where she was stationed in Jamaica. There she established a paper making project called the 3-D Project for developmentally disabled young adults. She also worked for the Kansas City International Visitors Council. Most recently, she worked as a receptionist at the Fountains assisted living community in Independence, MO.
Mary was a wonderful mother and grandmother and sister ? anyone who met her benefited from her wisdom and warmth ? she exuded light. She had a love of family, words, and knowledge as well as an openness to the diversity of humanity.
Her bright spirit will live on through her many family members and friends from all over the world. She leaves her daughter, Rhonnda Neumann, her granddaughters, Rhiannon and Tatyanna Neumann of Springfield, VA, her son, Brad Mazon and grandson Viktor Mazon of Buffalo, NY, her sister Linda Kenton, of Lee’s Summit, MO, her sister Donna Hill of Princeton, MN, as well as many devoted nieces and nephews from all over the country.
A memorial service to celebrate Mary’s wonderful life will be held in the early part of April, 2007 in the Kansas City, MO area. Contributions can be made in her name to the U.S.Peace Corps HIV/AIDS Prevention and Education Fund or to the 3-D Projects organization, sponsored by the Peace Corps in Jamaica, attention: Recycled Paper Project.