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Mary Leatrice Mcneily

August 24, 1929 — November 27, 2022

Mary Leatrice Brown McNeily, age 93, of Dalton, KY passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at Baptist Health Deaconess in Madisonville, KY. Ms. McNeily was born August 24, 1929 in Dalton, KY to the late Earl Brown and Bura McGregor Brown. She was a graduate of Dalton High School and attended the Bowling Green Business College. Ms. McNeily worked all of her life until age 65 for accounting firms in Madisonville, KY beginning with Mr. Dillingham whose office was located above the Baker & Hickman Department Store, and in later years she continued to work with this same firm (with differing owners) in a different location which became Hoskins & Francis; and finally, York, Neal and Associates CPA Firm. After retirement at age 65 from York, Neal and Associates, Ms. McNeily began to work with Beshear Funeral Home on a part-time basis as the Office and Bookkeeping Specialist where she would continue until the fall months of 2021 at the age of 92. She was a strength of character always being dependable, kind, capable, professional, and totally reliable. She was a member of the Dalton Missionary Baptist church.


Ms. McNeily is survived by four sons, Michael (Linda Clark) McNeily of Manitou, KY; Douglas McNeily of Providence, KY; Jonathan (Denae Watson) McNeily of Dalton, KY and Jason (Dee Ann Rucker) McNeily of Bowling Green, KY; one sister, Ruth E. Buchanan of Madisonville, KY; twelve grandchildren, Eric, Chris, Cody, Caleb, Jessica, Kyndel, Kylee, Kayla, Zach, Avery, Mikayla and Nathan; and two great grandchildren, Mavrick and Maylee.


She is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Harold McNeily and a sister, Nancy Thomason.


Visitation for Mary Leatrice McNeily will be Wednesday, November 30, 2022 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM, and again on Thursday, December 1, 2022 from 11:00 AM until the funeral hour at 1:00 PM at Beshear Funeral Home, Dawson Springs, KY with Rev. Dennis Mayfield officiating. Burial will follow at Dalton Cemetery.


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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, December 1, 2022

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Beshear Funeral Home

, Dawson Springs, KY 42408

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Service

Thursday, December 1, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Beshear Funeral Home

, Dawson Springs, KY 42408

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Burial

Dalton Cemetery

, KY 42408

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