Mary Jane Barry Gee, 78, of Hamburg, passed away on January 18, 2018 in Crossett.
She was a native of Russellville and was raised in Portland. She was a resident of Hamburg for the past five years, a resident of Crossett for many years and a former resident of Lake Village.
A 1957 graduate of Portland High School, Mrs. Gee continued her education at Henderson State Teachers College, now Henderson State University, earning a Bachelors of Science in Education and a Masters of Science in Education. She was a very dedicated teacher and taught school for 36 years at Hastings and Anderson Elementary schools in Crossett. She attended the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and was an active member of the Eastern Star in both the Portland and Hamburg lodges. As a member of the Chicot Memorial Medical Center Auxiliary, she enjoyed liked working on their scrapbooks. She also enjoyed attending southern gospel concerts and loved to travel to many places with her husband, Monty, both of them enjoying the beauty and people they met. Mrs. Gee was known to be an avid shopper and enjoyed reunions with family, high school and college friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Monty Gee in 2015; her parents, Samuel Clifton and Virgie Adelynne Breshears Barry; and two sisters, Nell Barry Barnwell and Nancy Barry Jordan.
She is survived by a son, Brad Gee of Hamburg; a brother, Gary Clifton Barry and wife, Rita, of Portland; three sisters, Martha Dolan and husband, Frank, of Crossett, Becky Baumgardner of Gurdon and Alice Arnold of DeQueen and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 19 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home in Hamburg.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 20, at 2 p.m. at the Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home with Bro. Ernest King officiating. Burial will be at the Cleveland Cemetery.
Pallbearers are Barry Doland, Wayne Baumgardner, Jim Fryar, Clifton Barry, Jody Adams, Todd Gee, Jack Edward Gee and John Gee.
Memorials may be made to Ashley County Cares, PO Box 336, Hamburg, Arkansas 71646.