Mary Lou McGonigle

Services for Mary Lou McGonigle will be held  at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, May 23, 2024 at Lawrence 360 Church.  A Visitation will be 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. on Thursday also at the Church.

Mrs. McGonigle died May 14, 2024 in Lawrence, Kansas.  She was an elementary school teacher at Kensington School in Kansas City, Missouri from 1949 to 1959 and also at Line Creek Elementary School in North Kansas City, Missouri for three years.  She taught remedial reading at India-Kaw Valley Schools from 1975 to 1985 when she retired from school teaching.  She received a B.A. in Education from U.M.K.C in 1950-her graduate work from K.U. in Lawrence in 1975-1976 to give her certification  to teach remedial reading.  Mary enjoyed teaching Bible Studies at Eudora Care Center and Brandon Woods Retirement Center.  She was also active in Church activities.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda Sue Schusler in 1948; a husband, Richard A. Schusler in 1974, her mother in 1980,one sister, Carol Ann Anderson and a nephew, Arthur.  She was united in marriage to Glen McGonigle in 1987 and he preceded her in death on June 9, 2000.  Mary Lou is survived by two nephews, John and David and a niece, Penny Sue King.  Memorials may be sent to Lawrence 360 Church, Women’s Ministry or Missions care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home of Lawrence.  Arrangements are Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street,Lawrence, Kansas 66044.

Messages & Condolences

From Kemi Obadare...

Good night mama Mary Lou! Loving, accepting, generous, feisty, consistent are how I remember you.

From Betty Scribner...

Mary Lou was part of my family for many years. She and Glen were great friends to my parents, Homer and Doris Rule. They traveled in their RVs together, went out to eat, worked at the church and truly enjoyed their years together. Mary Lou was an amazing woman and mentor. Her love for the Lord, His Word, and her ability to teach were important for the many who knew her over the years. My last encounter with her was a month ago. She was awake, sitting at the table, with her cheery smile and words as usual. She wanted me to eat breakfast with her, in her style of always giving. In the middle of our conversation, she stopped to ask about my husband, RW. Yes, at 105, she was still the loving lady. I am sure many friends have been waiting on her in heaven, along with her Jesus whom she loved to share with others. It was a joy and honor to have known Mary Lou.

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