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Mary Jane Kindlesparger

KSAL StaffJanuary 9, 2019

Mary Jane Kindlesparger, 59, of Salina, passed away Monday January 7, 2019, at home surrounded by family and friends. She was born April 18, 1959 in Lyons, KS. to Virginia and Lawrence Saling.

She married Jack Lance Kindlesparger on July 20, 1985. He preceded her in death on January 8th, 2014. Mary was a graduate of McPherson High School, Kansas Technical Institute with an Associate Degree in Computer Technology.

Mary started her career as a data processor manager for the City of Salina, after which she became a realtor and, eventually, the Broker/Owner of Coldwell Banker APW in Salina.

She was active in the Salina Charities League, a member of PEO – Chapter BW, and Rotary and was nominated for Women in Achievement of Salina. She received the Salina 2015 Realtor of the Year award and won the 2016 Great Plains Association of Realtors Distinguished Service Award.

Mary is survived by Jack’s children; Scott Kindlesparger, Sherre Kindlesparger, and Pam (Dennis) Berndt, all of Salina. Her siblings are Dorothy Lauderdale, McPherson, Carol Kirkpatrick, McPherson, George (Shaletta) Saling, Geneseo and Jack’s siblings; Lynn Kindlesparger, Portland, Oregon, and Eric (Kay) Kindlesparger, Salina.

Her grandchildren are Brent Kriegh (Christina), Kyle Kriegh (Maggie), Ali Kindlesparger, (Ethan), Katelyn Berndt, Madison Berndt, Paityn Berndt; in addition to numerous niece’s, nephews, and great grandchildren.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, parents, brothers, Earl Saling and Keith Saling, and niece, Michelle Kindlesparger.

Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 11, 2019 at The First Covenant Church, 2625 E. Magnolia Rd. Salina. Interment will be in the Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Salina Charities League or Tammy Walker Cancer Center. For more information or to leave condolences go to

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