Mary Ann Gonos Kotch, 84, of Dallas, Pennsylvania went home to be with her Savior Jesus to spend eternity in Papa God’s loving arms. She passed away on Monday August 24, 2020. She was born in Wilkes-Barre and raised in Kingston and was the daughter of the late John and Mary Linski Gonos. She was graduated from Kingston High School in 1954. She completed her education at the Scranton Business School coupled with classes at Wilkes College and Luzerne County Community College. In her early work history she was employed by the IRS and American Stores business office. She married her husband, Stephen in 1958 and became a stay-at-home mother. She continually volunteered in her church and in 1978 following a direct call from God she and her husband co-founded Kingdom Power Ministries bringing hope and healing to the sick and brokenhearted. In 1990 River of Life @ KPM fellowship was founded.
As an ordained minister Pastor Mary Ann ministered and preached the gospel to thousands over the years. She initially envisioned the Wyoming Valley as her harvest field but her heavenly Father had a broader calling for her a she ministered throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil, Jamaica and the Virgin Islands. She was certified as a Christian inner healing specialist with Elijah House of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho and was a master Christian biblical dream interpreter and founder of DreamLab7, an International Christian internet dream interpretation site that helped people from all over the world to hear from God through their night-time dreams. Pastor Mary Ann authored and published four Christian books, was an artist, speaker and spiritual mother to countless.
She was preceded in death by her son, Jude Thaddeus in March of 2020, brothers John R. and Harry Gonos, sisters Dolores Gonos and Patricia Flannery. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Stephen, Dallas, and children Corinne and husband Joseph, Kingston, and son Kristopher, Kingston. She was grandmother to Leah, Jesse, Isaiah, Stephen and Andrew and great grandmother to Samson, Gideon and Scarlett. Special thanks to Dr. Lanning Anselmi, Kindred Home health, Geisinger Wyoming Valley Heart Institute and Hospice of the Sacred heart. In lieu of flowers please make monetary donations to the Keystone Mission, 290 Parkview Circle Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. A private graveside service was held for family.
A public celebration of her life is scheduled for Saturday, September 5th, 2020 at First Assembly of God Church, 424 Stanton Street, Wilkes-Barre from 1-4 P.M. The family will receive guests from 1:00 PM until 2:00. Service beginning at 2:00 PM. Arrangements are under the direction of The Richard H. Disque Funeral Home, Inc. 2940 Memorial Highway, Dallas. Online condolences can be made at Disquefhuneralhome.com.
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