Mary H. Waugh

DIGHTON - Mary H. Waugh, 89, died on Nov. 13, 2020 at Western Plains Medical Complex in Dodge City, KS. She was born on June 29, 1931, in Dighton, KS, the daughter of Harry Oscar and Lulu May (Morgan) Glenn. She married Vernon Robert “Bob” Waugh on May 13, 1951 at Dighton, KS.

Mary graduated from Dighton High School in 1949 and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design in 1983 and her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts in 1985 from Fort Hays State University. She was an extremely talented artist and an avid reader and particularly enjoyed murder mysteries. She was a longtime dispatcher for the Lane County Sheriff Department.

She is survived by seven children, Vernon Robert “Bob” Waugh, Jr. of Russell, KS, Sally Ann Waugh of Dighton, KS, Jack Lee Waugh of Salina, KS, Brian Lee Waugh, Sr. of Garden City, KS, Veronica Rae Kennon of Chandler, Texas, Christina Marie Kerls of Topeka, KS, and Amanda Rene Darcy of Spearville, KS; 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter, Mary Louise Waugh; brother, Oscar Glenn; and sister, Thelma Irene O’Neal.

Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at First Christian Church in Dighton, KS. The service can be viewed on the Garnand Funeral Home facebook page. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Lane County Historical Society or First Christian Church in care of Boomhower Funeral Home. Condolences may be posted at

Posted online on November 16, 2020