Mary Ann McColley

Mary Ann (Habinck) McColley entered rest on Wednesday July 8, 2020. She was surrounded by her loving family. Mary Ann was born in Monticello, Iowa on January 27th, 1948. She lived the first 9 years of her life in the Annie Wittenmyer Home in Davenport, IA. At the age of 9, Mary Ann went to live with her foster parents Arthur and June (Baird) Habinck on a farm near Moorhead, Iowa. She lived with them until the age of 18 when she married LaDon (Joker) McColley of Mondamin, IA on April 12, 1966. Mary Ann and LaDon were married for 52 years and made their home in Mondamin where they raised three daughters. Mary Ann was a devoted employee and spent time working at The Office, Memorial Community Hospital Blair as both a CNA and cook, and Crowell Memorial Home in Blair, Nebraska as a restorative nurse’s aide. She held other jobs throughout the years including doing farm work in summers, working in manufacturing and meat packing. Her true passion was healthcare and she spent most of her life working in this capacity. Mary enjoyed watching old westerns, playing Bingo, bird and butterfly watching and spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Mondamin Church of Christ and loved to study the Bible and other faith-based readings.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband LaDon (Joker) McColley, parents Arthur and June (Baird) Habinck, other foster siblings, and a nephew Livingston Harrington.

She is survived by her children, June (Travis) Myler of Blencoe, IA; Penny (Mark) Friis-Hansen of Plattsmouth, NE; and Rebecca (Jason) Pavlik of Modale, IA. Grandchildren Dakota (Brady) Kuhlman, Benjamin Tamisiea, Kennedy, Loyal and Noah Myler, Corbin, Brecken and Abraham Pavlik. Great-grandchildren Adrian Rose Holben & Audrey Lynn Straight. Siblings Leroy (Honey) Habinck of Onawa, IA; Darlene (Don) Hadden of Sgt. Bluffs, IA; Arlene (Erich) Schwartz of Council Bluffs, IA; Joyce Van Horn of Illinois and many loving in-laws, nieces, and nephews.

She will be forever missed and loved.

CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Sunday July 19th. 3 p.m. Mondamin Church of Christ, Mondamin, Iowa.

Officiating Pastor Wayne Bahr

Final Resting Place Noyes Cemetery, Mondamin, Iowa.



  • Dave and Marti Russell Posted July 17, 2020 6:30 pm

    Our sincere and deepest sympathy to the family of Mary Ann

  • Laura Rife Posted July 19, 2020 7:09 am

    Our condolences and prayers for all. Scott & LaurA Rife and family

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