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Mary M Hanft

February 27, 1921 - June 28, 2021

 

Mary Hanft (Kotlarik), age 100, passed peacefully on Monday, June 28, 2021. Born February 27, 1921 in Washington Park, Illinois, daughter of Andrew and Elizabeth Kotlarik. Mary was the beloved wife of Gerald Hanft, who preceded her in death in 2008; the mother of Robert and Cynthia Hanft; mother-in-law to Shanda Jarvis and Sally Hanft; loving grandmother of Jackie Carmichael, Michelle McAffrey, Shannel Janzen, Scott Spencer, Stacie Flores, Ryan Spencer, Kate Spencer and Rachel Spencer; great-grandmother of 26 and great-great-grandmother of five; beloved friend to Betty Bottemiller; aunt to Kathe Hunter and Mary Beth McCallum and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son and siblings Irene Farris (Glenn), Ann (Alex) Mrozewski, Elizabeth (Joseph) Jovanovich and Joseph Kotlarik.

 

Mary lived a full and enjoyable life. Mary enjoyed spending time with family, attending church, vacationing at the ocean and in Hawaii and going to the casino. Mary loved her family and friends very much. She was a great conversationist, full of stories and memories.

 

Services: Funeral Mass at St. Vincent de Paul, 30525 8TH AVE S, Federal Way WA 98003, Tuesday, July 6 at 11:00 a.m. Rosary at Tuell McKee Funeral Home, 2215 Sixth Ave. Tacoma, WA 98403, Monday, July 5 at 7:00 p.m. Mary will be laid to rest at Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, WA.

 

After Glow

I’d like the memory

Of me to be a happy one

I’d like to leave an afterglow

Of smiles when life is done

 

I’d like to leave an echo

Whispering softly down the ways

Of happy times and laughing times

And bright and sunny days

 

I’d like the tears of those who grieve

To dry before the sun

Of happy memories that I leave

When life is done

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