Mary Ann Gaines

Died Jan. 6, 2019


Mary Ann Gaines, 86, of Prescott passed away Sunday afternoon, Jan. 6, 2019, at home with family by her side.

Mary Ann was born May 18, 1932, in Clio to the late Claude and Martha (Richardson) Knapp. She enjoyed fishing, camping, flower gardening, sewing, crafts and reading.

Mary Ann is survived by her children, Lonnie (Linda) Mears of Muskegon, Ramona (Herb) Hamilton of Prescott, Claudette Nelson of Prescott and Dale Mears of Prescott; stepdaughter, Glenda Nelson of Sterling; stepsons, Darwin Gaines of Prescott, Donald (Heidi) Gaines of Saginaw; 24 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mary Ann was preceded in death by her husband, Lindell Gaines; sons, Rick Mears and Ronald Mears; sisters, Betty Belknapp and Barbara Knapp; and brother, Al Knapp.

Visitation for Mary Ann will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at Buresh Funeral Home, 101 E. Harrison St., Prescott, MI 48756. Funeral service will begin at noon Friday with Pastor Kevin Switzer officiating. Interment will follow in Mills Township Cemetery in Prescott. Online condolences may be offered at


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