Mary Bess Kincaid

Funeral services for Mary Bess Kincaid, 88, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at First United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Tom Brady officiating. Private burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.
Mrs. Kincaid died Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
She was born May 24, 1922, in Mercer, Mo., the daughter of Charles W. and Bessie Newlin Myers. She graduated from high school in Braymer, Mo., and later attended Central Methodist University in Fayette, Mo., and Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Mo.
Mrs. Kincaid worked for the 1st Special Services Force, called the Devil’s Brigade, which was a joint World War II American-Canadian commando unit trained at Fort William Henry Harrison, near Helena, Mont. She was head of the files section for the fort. Mrs. Kincaid was initiated into P.E.O. in 1940 in Braymer, Mo. She later was a charter member of Chapter FZ in Lawrence. Mrs. Kincaid was also a member of Tennola, and of the First United Methodist Church since 1945. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, her cat, and their vacation home in the Arkansas Valley near Salida, Colo.
She married Dr. Paul K. Kincaid on April 1, 1944, in Olathe. He survives of the home.
Other survivors include two sons, Dr. Paul Kincaid Jr., and Dr. Charles L. Kincaid and wife Claudia, both of Lawrence; and five grandchildren, Jeffrey, Ben, Elizabeth, David and Ivan.
Friends may call from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home.
The family will receive friends following the services at the church.
The family suggests memorials to the First United Methodist Church, or the Lawrence Humane Society, sent in care of the funeral home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.
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