Mary Jean Bendyna, 60, of McMinnville was found dead in her home on Wednesday, Sept. 13, after many years of serious illness. She appears to have passed peacefully in her sleep.
She was born Feb. 4, 1957 in Aurora, Colo., moved to McMinnville in 1996, following her medical retirement from the U.S. Postal Service, and was preceded in death by her father Alexander Bendyna Sr.
Beloved by her family and friends, Mary is survived by her daughter, Twyla (Joshua) McKee, a grandson, Leon McKee; and her son Matthew Bendyna. She also leaves her mother, Mary M. Bendyna, two brothers, Alexander (Shirley) Bendyna Jr., and David (Tina) Southerland, and two sisters, Janett Eckard and Katherina (Ivan) Kacic.
There will be no visitation at the funeral home as family and friends will meet for her interment at Homeland Acres Cemetery in Grundy County.
Online condolences may be made at www.mcminnvillefuneralhome.com. McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.