Mary Joan Stice 1930 - 2011 Parkville, Mo.

Paid family tribute

Mary Joan (Pauly) Stice, 81, of Parkville, MO., passed away on December 13, 2011. Private family services are planned. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to NorthCare Hospice House at 2900 Clay Edwards Drive, North Kansas City, MO 64116 or online at
The Family would especially like to thank the staff at NorthCare Hospice House for their kindness and compassion. Her family loved her dearly and will greatly miss her.
Mary was born August 10, 1930 in Chicago, Ill., to Thomas A. and Very Iorns Pauly, and the family moved to San Diego, California, when Mary was a toddler. After graduation from Kearny High School, she completed her education to become a dental assistant. It was in San Diego that she met the love of her life, Harold D. Stice, Sr., who was based there while in the Navy, and they started their family. They later moved to Herington, Kansas, where Mary made her family her priority. The family moved to Kansas City, Kansas, and then later to the country outside Lawrence, Kansas.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers James, David and Richard Pauly, sister Linda Lind, niece Jennifer Lankovich and nephew Timothy Lind.
She is survived by seven children: Glen (Randa) Stice, Harold (Christine) Stice, Jr., Debbie (Greg) Sturtridge, Denise (Dan) King, David (Natalie) Stice, Denette Stice (Donal Haertl) and Warren (Cristin) Stice; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas A. Pauly, Jr. of Perth, Australia; and other extended family. Barnett Family Funeral Home in Oskaloosa is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at

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