KALISPELL - Mary Ann Ness, 82, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center.
A funeral service will be Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Johnson Mortuary Chapel in Kalispell. At Mary Ann's request, there will be a private family visitation only. A burial service will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Hill County Cemetery in Havre.
Mary Ann was born March 4, 1922, to Leonard and Caroline (Bundus) Vandeberg in Hinsdale. She moved to Havre as a young girl and attended St. Jude's grade school and Havre High School.
Mary Ann spent most of her adult life in Havre. She married Joseph Ness on April 27, 1940, in Chinook. She later moved to Kalispell in 1998 for health reasons and to be near her children.
Mary Ann enjoyed her family and friends, and playing cards and bingo. She also loved spending time in the Bear Paw Mountains.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.
She is survived by her children, Joanne Ness of San Jose, Calif., Dick Ness of Rowlett, Texas, Jack (Sandy) Ness of Kalispell, Daryl (Vicki) Ness of Vancouver, Wash., and Jim (Lori) Ness of Kalispell; sisters, Vivian Sullins of Jackson, Miss., Charlotte Hertsgaard of Havre, Rosella Gonder of Rancho Cordova, Calif., Sharon Bennett of Couer d'Alene, Idaho, and Shirley Nelson of Bellevue, Wash.; brothers, Elvin Vandeberg of Tacoma, Wash., and Donald Vandeberg of Coeur d'Alene; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
The family suggests memorials be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 3203 Third Ave. N., Suite. 203, Billings, MT 59101-1945, or a charity of donor's choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Mortuary & Crematory.