Mary Jean Tufnell

KIPLING – Mary Jean Tufnell, 85, of Kipling, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba.

Mary was born April 22, 1928, in Gladstone, the daughter of Joseph and Mary Rose (Brock) Anderson. She was raised in Gladstone and graduated from Gladstone High School, Class of 1946. She was united in marriage to James “Tuffy” Tufnell on Nov. 29, 1966, and together the couple made their home and spent the next 63 years in Kipling. She was a member of All Saints Catholic Church in Gladstone and enjoyed camping, traveling, cooking and


Mary is survived by her cousins, Rosalie Alworden of Gladstone, Cindy McDonough of Gladstone, Pat Meyer of Gladstone, Peter Blair of Wallace, Harry Brock of California, David Brock of Gladstone and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Fr. Emmett Norden officiating. A luncheon will be served following the services in the fellowship hall at All Saints Catholic Church. Mary will be laid to rest in the Fernwood Cemetery.

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