Obituaries detail

Mary Ellen Gleesettle Mayotte, Age: 85
Dec 07, 1937 - May 26, 2023

Mary Ellen Gleesettle Mayotte

December 7, 1937 – May 26, 2023


Mary Mayotte, 85, passed away peacefully on May 26, 2023, while in the excellent care of Ascend Hospice and New Mark Care Center and is now in the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.


Mary was born December 7, 1937, to Lawrence and Nora (Collins) Gleesettle in Glens Falls, New York. She was the oldest of 3 children – sister Cay (1939-1997) and brother John (1948-1979). Mary adored her Grammy Grace!

Mary was a graduate of Glens Falls High School and Boston University.  She married Roland Arthur Mayotte on June 15, 1957, and had five children Andrew John (1958-1958), Leslie (1959), Lory (1960-2020), Peter (1965) and Donna (1966).  She resided in Malibu, California and Marina Del Rey, California and then settled in the northland of Kansas City, Missouri.


Mary had her own business in California for many years doing executive search and worked for Jack Miller Chrysler in Kansas City until her retirement.


She was thrilled to take the long way when driving her PT Cruiser.  She was passionate about caring for feral cats at her apartment complex while loving her own indoor cat, Missy. She loved the beautiful large hanging baskets of Fuchsias for her porch that drew the hummingbirds she so enjoyed. Mary loved Hallmark movies, going out to Lydia’s Italian, and Mi Ranchito and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite hymn was Amazing Grace.


She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, sister, Roland, her daughter Lory, and son in law Kirk. She is survived by Leslie Debrick (Matt, Grandchildren Tyler, Sydney, and Great Grandson Asher), Peter Mayotte, Donna Parsley (Granddaughter Buffi and husband Micah and Great Grandchildren Mack, Parker, Kirklan, and Carmella) and many extended family members.  She is dearly remembered by her faithful friends Laura, Cooch, Joan, Judi, Laurie, Nancy, Chris, and Linda.


A private family Celebration of Life will take place on June 8 and her family will spread her ashes on the farm where she enjoyed all the animals and the beautiful flowers on the patio.



Julie Gray May 31, 2023

Friend of her daughter ,Weston ,Missouri

May she rest in peace condolences to the family

Lynn Daum May 31, 2023

Friend ,KANSAS CITY ,Missouri

My sincere love, hugs, and prayers to Donna and family. May she rest in eternal peace at last. Love, Lynn

Wendy McGraw May 31, 2023

Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Dear Donna ~ I am so sorry for Mary’s passing, but know she is with the Lord now and all her loved ones that have gone before! It was a gift to meet her at your beautiful Glory Farms and have the chance to know her. What a kind soul and beautiful woman she was! Wendy & Jon

Amelia Mayotte May 31, 2023

Sister-in-Law ,Queensbury ,New York

My love and prayers to Mary’s family. She was a beautiful woman and I fondly remember the fun times my late husband and I had with Roland and Mary. May she rest in peace. With Love and Gods Blessings. Amelia Mayotte

Jean Hadley May 31, 2023

Friend to her daughter, Donna! ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Donna, I love you so much. You have been thru so much. Praying God will bless you and keep you in complete peace!! Love you!!

Jamie Siedlik May 31, 2023

Therapist ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Mary was one of my absolute favorite ladies at New Mark. I had the pleasure of working with her many times and she always made my day better with her smile and fun personality. She will forever hold a special place in my heart.

Andrea Smith May 31, 2023

Friend of daughter, Donna ,Kansas City ,Missouri

I loved getting to know Mary when we both happened to be at Glory Farms!! She was so special and sweet. Our conversations were special. I know she is with Jesus and I can see her beautiful radiant smile. Love to you all!!!

Lisa Keefe Jun 01, 2023

Friend of Donna ,Aledo ,Texas

What a beautiful tribute to one who was loved by many. May the sweet memories comfort you as you miss her presence here on earth.

Rhonda Fallin Jun 01, 2023

Friend of Donna ,Missouri

Peace to you and your entire family as you have fond memories of her life.

Kathy and Phil Barney Jun 02, 2023

Friend to Donna ,Smithville ,Missouri

Our deepest sympathies to Donna and family for the loss of Mary. We pray that fond memories will give you solace in the coming days and the Lord will comfort you in this time of sorrow - Psalm 147:3

Kathy L Jun 02, 2023

Friend of Donna ,Plattsburg ,Missouri

Donna and family- I´m so sorry for your loss. I hope in the days to come you can find comfort in the memories of your sweet mother. She was always so gracious and kind to me as I am sure she was to all. Take care and know that I am praying for you and your families.

Judi Oergel Jun 03, 2023

Donna, You and your entire family gave your Mom the terrific gift of knowing that she was truly loved. God's joy and peace be with you all.

Kristina R Ward Jun 04, 2023

Friend ,SMITHVILLE ,Missouri

So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the whole family.

Linda Miller Jun 05, 2023

Friend ,Smithville ,Missouri

So sorry for the loss of Mary. She was a beautiful woman inside and out. Her countenance always held such a genuine smile. I truly loved our visits at Glory Farms especially seeing how happy she was around Grace and the horses. Mary will truly be missed. Love to Donna and all the family. May God richly bless you all with His peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Melody Cayton Jun 05, 2023

Friend ,Smithville ,Missouri

Sending my condolences to Donna and her family. I pray you have a wonderful celebration of life with your sweet Mom🩷

LaRene J McHugh Jun 13, 2023

Friend of Daughter ,Kansas City ,Missouri

When Mary visited Glory Farms, she radiated. Partner loved her, and then Louie, Grace was content beside her. Loved visiting with her! Thinking and Praying for You, The Family, as you recall all the sweet joyful memories.