Maxine McEnroe


Dorothy Maxine McEnroe, 93, passed away on July 29, 2018, at home in Lawrence.

Maxine was born on February 11, 1925, in Atchison, Kansas, to Henry and Dorothy Walters.

Her family moved to Topeka shortly after her birth. She attended Potwin Elementary School and Roosevelt Junior High School, and graduated from Topeka High School in 1942. Maxine attended Washburn University, where she was a member of Alpha Phi Sorority.

After college, Maxine worked for the Santa Fe Railway in Topeka, where she met Francis (Mac) McEnroe. Maxine and Mac were wed on May 30, 1952, and remained married for 63 years, until Mac’s death in 2015. They moved to Kansas City in 1953 and then to Overland Park in 1954, where they resided until 2014.

Maxine and Mac had two children, Bruce and Gail. Maxine cared for her family full-time until her children were grown. She worked at the Johnson County Library from 1978 until 2000. She enjoyed her work at the library so much that she continued as a volunteer after her retirement. Maxine and Mac were longtime members of Asbury United Methodist Church in Prairie Village.

Maxine will be remembered as a loving and kind mother and friend. She was a sports fan who loved cheering for the local teams, especially the Kansas Jayhawks.

She is survived by her son, Bruce McEnroe, of Lawrence; her daughter, Gail McEnroe, of Chicago; granddaughters, Anne McDonald (Joseph) and Emily Lange (Scot); and six great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 3, at Lawrence Free Methodist Church in Lawrence.

The family suggests memorials to Shawnee Mission Medical Center’s Volunteer Fund, P.O. Box 2923, Shawnee Mission, KS 66201.

Messages & Condolences

From Patricia Plumb...

Dear Gail, I pray for comfort for you and your family during this time of loss. I regret I wasn’t able to attend the memorial service today for your lovely mother. While you are in town, I would love to see you.

From M P Roth...

I will be with you both in spirit on Friday during the service for your mother. She was a wonderful friend. I have missed her since I moved. Gail, thank you for your phone call. May God bless you, Bruce and family.

Affectionately,
Pat Roth

From Ginger Barr...

Dear Bruce and Gail:

I regret that I’m unable to attend the funeral. I want to pay tribute to a very special lady as well as give you both some warm hugs.

Just this week I drove through the old neighborhood which continue to hold such great memories. We were so blessed as our families had great friends who had terrific kids like us!

Your mother was such a blessing to my mother! They had such great conversations and lunches! Therefore, she will always hold a special place in my heart.

I wish I had special words to soothe your pain and comfort you at this time. I don’t know of any. But hopefully all the wonderful memories you had with her and your families will sustain you in the days, weeks, months and years that follow. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

From Dee Bisel...

Dear Bruce,
So sorry to read about your Mom today. I too graduated from WU and was an Alpha Phi. She sounds like a wonderful person and I know you will miss her. Know that I will be praying for comfort and wonderful memories.
Best,
Dee Bisel

From Pat Wolf...

Bruce and Gail…you and your family are lifted in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn a very special woman……

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