MISSION – Mary Ann Marsh Cummings passed away on August 24, 2017 at home surrounded by her family. She had just turned 90 years old on the Feast of the Assumption of Mary and was able to celebrate with her children, her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Mary Ann Marsh was the daughter of George B. and Esther Marsh of Rio Grande City. She was married to Mack F. Cummings in 1947, and there they raised their 4 children: Frank (Pancho), Susan, Ginger and Clint. Mary Ann Cummings was a wife and homemaker who helped run her husband’s business, Cummings Well Service, until his death in 1972. Since then, she was employed for many years as secretary to the superintendent of RGCCISD schools. She took part in her children’s activities through school PTOs and Band Boosters. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, The Federation of Women’s Club, the Sewing Club of RGC (she sewed clothing for her family), and the Dine and Dance Club, holding various offices in each. She was an active member of Immaculate Conception Church in RGC.
Mary Ann moved to McAllen after her retirement. She became a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church. She belonged to the Breakfast Club of Mission, a group of friends that met every Saturday morning for many years. She enjoyed her retirement and traveling, gardening, playing cards and golfing with friends (she once made a hole in one!), and being with family. She met her second husband, John Crimi, and moved to Mission. There she became a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, serving as a Eucharistic minister. She lived with her daughter Susan until her death.
Mary Ann was preceded in death by her parents and in-laws Harry and Verge Cummings, her husband Mack, her brother-in-law and wife, Jack and Nancy Cummings, her brother Richard (Dick) Marsh, her second husband, John, a nephew, Butch Cummings and her son-in-law, Dan Mahoney. Being 90, she has outlived many of her dear family and friends and she “hoped there will be some still around to send her off to her Lord!”
She is survived by her children, Pancho (Belinda) Cummings of McAllen, Susan Mahoney and Ginger (Michael) Davis of Mission, John Clint (Corinne) Cummings of Fredrick, MD, and a niece, Jenny Cummings of Mission. “Mimah” had 8 grandchildren: Justine (Alex) Garcia, Dana (Hector) Guerra, Sky (Keirsten Sanchez) Cummings, Isak (Amy) Cummings, Alyssa (John) Paap, Mack (Jessica) Davis, Ali (Brenden Waters) Cummings and Ashley Kight. Her 9 great-grandchildren are Alejandro and Leo Garcia, Bo Guerra, Emily Cummings, Joslyn and Jacob Paap and Mia, Paul and Lucy Davis. She is also survived by her brother Albert (JonNathan Korver) Marsh of Los Angeles, CA and her sister-in-law, Estela Rios Marsh of Holly Hills, Florida.
A rosary will be held on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission, with visitation from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. A memorial mass will be held at St. Paul Catholic Church on Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be held at the Rio Grande City County Cemetery on Fairground Road.