Jan 04,1935---Sep 01,2021

     Mary Jayne Engendorff, 86, of Lenexa, Kansas, lost her battle with cancer on Wednesday, September 1, 2021.   

     Mary Jayne was born January 4, 1935, in Mexico, Missouri the daughter of Nick Thurman and Nora Hendrix Plybon. 

     She is survived by her daughter, Lynora (Lyn) Anne Campbell of Lenexa; former son-in-law, John F. Campbell, Lenexa; and grandson, John Christopher Campbell, Lenexa; nephew, Ronnie McGinnis, Boerne, TX ; and great niece Amy (Greyson) Thomas, San Antonio, TX.  She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers Nick Thurman Plybon, Jr.; John William Plybon; and two nieces Lynnette Robinson and Donna Beth Greyson.  When her two nieces and nephew were young, she enjoyed spoiling them and they loved spending time with their, “Aunt Jaynie.”

     Mary Jayne grew up in Auxvasse, MO.  As a young girl she helped care for her grandparents as they aged.  She graduated from Auxvasse High School and attended Central Methodist University where she studied voice performance. After her college years she spent her life working as an executive secretary in various positions in the insurance and pharmaceutical industries. She retired in 1995 and enjoyed working as a paraprofessional and a substitute teacher. 

     As a young woman Mary Jayne was a part of the Civil Air Patrol.  Once in the working world she was a member of the American Business Women’s Association.

     The center of her world was her daughter Lyn.  She would share how proud she was of her daughter with anyone that would listen.  Mary Jayne loved her son-in-law John as if he was her own son.  They remained close until the end of her life. Most especially, she loved being a grandma to her only grandchild, John Christopher.  They would spend hours together when he visited, “Grandma’s House,” on the second floor of the Care Center at Lakeview Village where she lived, was loved and well taken care of by the amazing staff.  She even learned how to visit with Lyn and John Christopher via Skype, Facetime and Zoom.

     In 2012, she was blessed to be able to move to the Care Center at Lakeview Village in Lenexa, KS thanks to her visit with Vicki Campbell from admissions.  Lyn would like to mention as many of the staff as possible, knowing she will leave someone out, but wanting to specifically acknowledge all that loved and cared for her mother.  CNAs: Benson, Alexis, Jennifer, Edith, Michael, Kim, Greg, Wanda, April, Tottie, Ruth, Shim everyone.  Activities: Lisa, Tammy, Corine, Jeannie,Tersea everyone. Dietary: Kristi, Kim, Bak, Patricia, Shawn, and so many more. Nursing: Tanya, Sarah, Joy, Shawna, Amanda, Ele, Patti, Nina, Joyce, Katrina, Elizabeth, Molly, Luke, Adam, Jackie, Brooke, Christine, and all the rest.  Administration/Social work: Jan, Ricky, Pam, Karen, Ryan, Mary Lou, Robin.  Hospice: Jenn, Shy, Bec, Sherry. You all took such great care of my Mama, but also me and John Christopher.  You became our family, really our true family.  And, of course, the absolute most dedicated doctor I have ever met, Dr. Stephanie Garcia.  Dr. Garcia, you were meant to be my Mom’s doctor.  Thank you for the hours of time you spent with her and with me in person, via email and especially on the phone whenever a critical decision needed to be made.  You were there, guiding and advising.  You are truly amazing.

     A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church – Stone Chapel, 9130 Pflumm Rd., Lenexa, KS 66215.  Lunch will follow.

     Those wishing to contribute may make donations in Mary Jayne’s name to SafeHome Domestic Violence Shelter in Overland Park, KS.

(Condolences may be expressed at:  www.porterfuneralhome.com  Arrangements:  Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory,  8535 Monrovia,  Lenexa, KS (913) 438-6444)

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Steve Wolfington Sep 08 ,2021

Friend & former co-worker ,Kansas City ,Missouri

My sincerest condolences to Lyn and her family. I met Mary Jayne as a co-worker at Mid-America Fire & Marine Ins. Co. (Country Companies) in 1976 when I moved to KC. We became friends and enjoyed many laughs. I have many fond memories to cherish. Rest in peace my friend.

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