Mary Katherine Markley Lynch

Services for Mary Katherine Lynch, 90, Lawrence, are pending at this time.

Mrs. Lynch died Monday, February 16, 2015 at her home.

She was born March 13, 1924 in Lawrence, the daughter of Solon J. and Mildred K. Longnecker Markley. Mary graduated from Liberty Memorial High School in 1942, and went on to attend the University of Kansas.

Mrs. Lynch worked at Weavers department store for 3 years as a telephone operator, at Sunflower ORD Works for 7 ½ years as a receptionist, and retiring from Farmland Industries after 26 years as a PBA Operator.

She married Howard Ellsworth Lynch, June 16, 1946 in Lawrence. He preceded her in death on February 8, 2015.

She moved to Rio Grande Valley in 1986 at the Winter Ranch Retirement Park where she worked with music programs and played for church services. She moved to Southern Comfort Resort Park in 1990 working as the chapel organist, as well as accompanist for the Southern Comfort chorus. She moved back to Lawrence in 2003.

Mrs. Lynch was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and enjoyed music and flowers.

She is survived by sons, Galen Lynch of Canadian, Texas, and Ronald Lynch of Lawrence, Kansas; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.

A son, Jerrald Lynch preceded her in death in May of 2012, and a brother William S. Markley in May of 2010.

Messages & Condolences

From Linda (Jpnes) Ratliff...

Ron and Galen: We were very saddened to hear of Mary K.’s passing. She and your Dad, Howard, were a true godsend to my parents when they all lived in Weslaco, Texas. I loved them both as if they were my own parents!!! They both will be missed so very much. My parents, Byron and Atha Jones, are delighted to have them back with them again, I am sure!!! May God bless you both and hope you heal with time. Your mother was a true lady!!! I will miss her terribly!!! Linda (Jones) Ratliff

From David Burnett...

RIP Aunt Mary.

From Julia Ingrassia...

Ronnie and Galen, I am so deeply sorry to hear your mother has passed away, she had such a warm heart, and gentle spirit. I am sure losing both your parent’s so close together makes this even more difficult, I honestly believe they needed to be together still. My heartfelt condolences to you two, as well as the rest of the family. Blessings to you, and prayers for your peace.

From Rhonda Sprow...

I am sorry of hearing the passing of Mary. Always such a sweet lady, heart of gold, loved her stories, she always had that wonderful smile and glow. May god guide you all thru this difficult time.

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