Mary Jane Geist, 64, of Lampasas died on Nov. 11, 2020 in Temple.

Mary Jane was born in Lyons, Kansas to Mervin and Eva (Gorman) Bench on Sept. 9, 1956.

She was a lifetime resident of Lampasas County. Mary was a history buff. She loved being a Mom and Nana. She also enjoyed reading and watching TV.

Mary Jane was preceded in death by her parents, brother Butch Bench and sister Joyce Votruba.

She is survived by two daughters, Prisilla Herring and husband BJ, and Terri D’Spain and husband Kirk -- all of Lampasas; three brothers, Danny Bench and wife Judy of Rocksprings, Ken Bench and wife Jennifer of Bastrop, and Carl Bench of Lampasas; six sisters, Karen Smith and husband Eugene, Brandy Bench, Debbie Riley, Linda Porter, and Diane Kepler and husband Jeff -- all of Lampasas -- and Eva Heighter of Radcliff, Kentucky; and three grandchildren, Kyara Maldonado, Tayler Herring and Presli D’Spain.

Memorial service was held Nov. 14 at New Covenant Church in Lampasas, with Pastor Steve Smith officiating.

Heritage Funeral Home of San Saba had charge of arrangements.