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Mary Ann (Kirchgessner) Lee, 92, died peacefully at her home on Monday, November 13, 2017. The daughter of the late Anthony and Catherine (Bowe) Kirchgessner, Mary was born May 4, 1925 in Louisville, Kentucky. She was a homemaker, retired from Colgate Palmolive Co. after 36 years, and was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, New Albany. Mary was a huge Louisville Cardinal basketball fan, avid bingo and card player, and enjoyed attending auctions and church picnics. She was preceded in death by her husband, Evans S. Lee; daughter, Catherine Mary Davis; granddaughter, Angela Ann Davis; and brothers, Norbert and Joe Kirchgessner.
Mary is survived by her children, Paul A. Davis (Louise), Rick Davis (Jean Banet), Patty Lee (Jim), and Sherry Pfund Fraze (Mike); grandchildren, Scott M., Willie, Penny, Missy, Norman, Shawn, and Katie; 19 great grandchildren; and four great great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday and after 9: a.m. Friday at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring Street, New Albany, Indiana. Her funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday at St. Mary's Catholic Church, New Albany with private entombment in Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfuneralservice.net.
Published on November 13, 2017
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