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Metcalf Funeral Directors

1801 East White Oak Terrace, Conroe, TX

OBITUARY

Jane Maureen Leahy

December 30, 1954March 18, 2020

Sister, Aunt and dear friend, Maureen was many things to many people. She was an incredible woman with an unparalleled zest for life and an infectious smile that will go on forever. It is with a heavy heart to announce that on March 18, 2020, Maureen Leahy, while surrounded by family, peacefully passed away. Maureen will be missed dearly by all who knew her.

Maureen was born December 30,1954 to David D Leahy and Maureen Sullivan Leahy in Wichita, KS. She graduated from Kapaun Mount Carmel High School in 1973. She went on to enjoy a 41-year career with Union Pacific Railroad, having started as a brake woman and retiring as an engineer. She was a member of Stoneridge Country Club, The Woodlands Country Club, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen. Maureen was a very active member in her community of Great Bend, Kansas - as well as a very loyal patron of her local Talbots, Ann Taylor and Nordstrom stores (she will be greatly missed by each of them).

An avid traveler, golfer and chef – Maureen was always the life of the party. Her annual cookie parties were known to attract people across state lines. Her nieces and nephews were her children, and as you can imagine she was the “cool” Aunt. Known affectionately as Mo, Auntie Mo, Reenie, or MoReenie to name a few. She never missed a birthday and you could always count on her thoughtful gift under the tree for Christmas. She had an endless love for her family and friends and demonstrated incredible kindness to anyone she met.

Maureen was preceded in death by her sister Diane Gough, her mother Maureen Leahy and her father David Leahy. She is adored and cherished by her loving partner Kent Weltmer (his children Stacey and Brit), brother David (J’Dena) Leahy, sisters Sheila (Jim) Eaton, Carol (Tom) Helms, Colleen (Pat) Malone, Greg Gough, and a large extended family.

Her family would like to thank the teams at MD Anderson Cancer Center for their commitment and support throughout Maureen’s fight against Cancer. In her memory contributions may be made to MD Anderson Cancer Center, P.O. Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210-4486 or www.mdanderson.org/gifts. Camp Hope is also a very special organization helping kids and their families on their cancer journey. Maureen was proud to be a part of Camp Hope and held this organization close to her heart. Donations can also be made in her memory www.https://kymel.org/donate/.

Future Celebrations of Life are being planned for both Texas and Kansas.

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Bernadette Rogers

April 1, 2020

My husband Stan & I met Maureen when we were all young, in our 20's. For the few years that we lived in Hoisington, Stan, Maureen and I shared many laughs, lots of wine, and the fun of making lasting memories. Even though we didn't keep in touch after moving to the East coast and other various states, we have reminisced about our friend Maureen over the years, always with warmth and great fondness. Many people will miss this wonderful, fun, and intelligent woman.

Dana Fleming Mastio

March 30, 2020

Thank you to all of you who truly captured dear sweet Maureen’s spirit, personality, and zest for life so perfectly. As Sheila so aptly said, “how do you put a moonbeam in a jar?” But you did it beautifully.

The memories of that amazing lady will live on. We all loved her dearly. God bless and comfort all of you.

Beth Lambertz-Guimaraes

March 29, 2020

Maureen was a very special person in my early life and a source of many fond memories. I last saw her in 2013 at Chuck and JJ’s wedding. Our conversation that day was precious. I’m sorry for the immense loss being felt by her most dearly loved family but grateful she’s in God’s arms, perfect, whole, and celebrating with that delicious champagne she’s holding in the photo.
Beth Lambertz-Guimaraes

CB Smith

March 24, 2020

While I never actually worked with Maureen, I changed crews with her many times at Hoisington. She and the other female rail workers were pioneers in the industry. She gave cancer a hard fight and I wish her peace. God’s speed Mo.

Kathryn Kaplan

March 23, 2020

What an earthly treasure we have lost. Maureen was so kind and caring. She always found time to find me and ask about my family. Mo unselfishly took the time over the last six months of her own journey to provide advice and comfort to me to help with my mother’s cancer journey. She was my secret weapon when my mom was having a tough time. Fortunately, they were able to meet several years ago when Maureen in her very caring way brought a care package over after I had surgery. I will never forget the kindness she showed me from the first time I met her until the very end. So, from one “cool” Aunt to another, Mo you set the standard my dear. It is up to us to keep it alive.

God's blessings my friend.

Jacque Hickman

March 23, 2020

Maureen was one of the most fun people I have ever met. She always lit up the room and was the life of the party. Greg Hickman thought she was the coolest gal he ‘d ever met!
Having watched Maureen around the Leahy bunch, it was obvious she loved BIG! Maureen was a legend and she will be deeply missed.

God bless you,
Jacque Annis Hickman

Dan DeCoursey

March 22, 2020

Very sad indeed to hear of Mo's passing! May she feel at peace with Mom....Dad.....and Diane. The Leahy Clan has always been a part of my life even through distance and time. Much Love to you all.....prayers your way...

Dan

Denton Frenette

March 22, 2020

Maureen , Dave, Sheila - we all went to Magdalen, back then we were all part of a big family. We played, ran around, maybe even got into trouble.
I cherish those memories and will take them all with me.
You’ve earned your wings, MO.
Fly. Love you and your family forever.
Tough to see the keys through the tears.
Denton .

Steven Philbrick

March 22, 2020

A great aunt, full of zest... what a life. Maureen and who she is will inspire everyone whose life she touched. We will remember.

Jim Eaton

March 21, 2020

We have lost a very special sister/aunt/ sister in law, RIP Mo! We all love you!!

FROM THE FAMILY