In Memory of

Mary L. Mountaine

June 10, 1948 - May 18, 2021


Mary Louise (Skinner) Mountaine passed away on May 18th, 2021 at 72 years of age in her home surrounded by her family.

Mary was born in Macon, Missouri on June 10, 1948 to Raymond and LaVerne Skinner.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her brother Michael Skinner. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Kelly and Jeff Ward, Granddaughter Emma Ward, Son Matthew A. Yax, Grandson Anthony Stoneking, Great Grandchildren Aidan and Ava, Sister Sue Ellen Smedley and her husband Larry, nieces Laurie Weimer and Kim Smedley, and nephews Jeff Smedley and Joe Smedley.

Mary grew up on a farm in New Cambria, MO. She moved to Kansas City after high school where she met and married William “Bill” Yax. Mary retired from St. Luke’s Hospital after 35 years of service as an Executive Administrative Assistant. She loved spending her retirement years gardening, reading John Grisham books, spending time with her children, grandkids, great-grandkids, and her much loved pets; and playing sudoku and words with friends.

Services are being held at Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO on Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 at 11:30 am.



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Condolences and sympathy to the family and friends of Mary. A caring and outgoing classmate. New Cambria Class of 1966.

I had the privilege of knowing Mary for many years at Saint Lukes She was the soul of the Finance department and could always find the answer to any question or the right person to answer any question concerning financial operations in Saint Luke’s hospital and Saint Luke’s health system. There are not enough adjectives to describe her wonderful demeanor and ability to provide compassionate care when confronted by anyone with a financial dispute or any dispute for that matter. Since there are not enough ways to say that she will be missed, it is with the absolute surety that Mary was one of those individuals that truly blessed my life.

Dear Matt and Kelly,

I can’t believe I didn’t see this before now! I’m so sorry to hear that your Mom passed away!! She and I had so much fun back in the day! We went through your horrible accident, Matt, together. She was a beautiful person and tho life of the party! Great pool player! We lost touch after she married Robin. That’s the last time I spoke to her was after Robin’s passing.

I’m truly sorry I didn’t see this before now! I would’ve been there, for sure!

My best regards to all of you!



Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063


Wednesday, May 26, 2021
11:30 PM
Langsford Funeral Home
115 SW 3rd St
Lee’s Summit, MO 64063