Jeanine Mae Lotz

May 28, 1941August 9, 2018

Jeanine Mae (Newland) Lotz, 77, of Blue Springs passed away at NorthCare Hospice House on August 9, 2018 after a long struggle with cancer. Jeanine was born on May 28, 1941 to David R. and Mae A. (Curry) Newland at Research Hospital in Kansas City, MO. She graduated from North Kansas City High School in 1959. She married Glen Ray Lotz on July 9, 1960 at Winnwood Baptist Church in Kansas City. One of her greatest joys was raising her two sons of whom she was extremely proud. When her two sons were both in elementary school, she went back to college and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Missouri Baptist College in St. Louis. She loved teaching 2nd graders and especially loved Clifford the Big Red Dog. She retired in 2002 from Fort Zumwalt School District in O’Fallon, MO. She loved outdoor adventures, identifying flowers and watching birds. She rarely met an orphaned animal that did not become a temporary pet. Glen and Jeanine retired to Blue Springs in 2006 where she made a number of new friends at the local Red Hat Society. A small group of them enjoyed numerous fun trips including line dancing, concerts, birthday dinners, trips to Branson, and multiple cruises.

Jeanine is preceded in death by her parents and half-brother, Eugene Chisam. She is survived by her husband, Glen Lotz; sons, Michael Glen Lotz and wife, Kirsten Anne (Holub) Lotz and Stephen Ray Lotz; grandchildren, Kevin Michael Lotz and Jared Daniel Lotz and wife Patricia Lee (Butler) Lotz; and sister-in-law, Jan (Vice) Lotz.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to the NorthCare Hospice House. Please send donations by check made payable to NorthCare Hospice House, 2800 Clay Edwards Drive, North Kansas City, MO 64116.

A graveside service will be held at 11 am Monday, August 13 at White Chapel Cemetery.


  • David R. Newland, Father
  • Mae A. (Curry) Newland, Mother
  • Eugene Chisam, Half-Brother
  • Glen Ray Lotz, Husband
  • Jan (Vice) Lotz, Sister-in-law
  • Michael Glen Lotz, Son
  • Kirsten Anne (Holub) Lotz, Daughter-in-law
  • Stephen Ray Lotz, Son
  • Kevin Michael Lotz, Grandson
  • Jared Daniel Lotz, Grandson
  • Patricia Lee (Butler) Lotz, Granddaughter-in-law

  • NorthCare Hospice House


  • Graveside Service Monday, August 13, 2018

Jeanine Mae Lotz

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Virginia Hogan

September 3, 2018

Jeanine and I played violin in the North Kansas City High School orchestra. I remember her wonderful smile. I pray for comfort and peace of mind for her family. God will give you the strength to go through this sorrowful time.

Janet Weisheyer

August 21, 2018

Jeanine and I both taught at Hawthorn. We shared many great memories! When my son was in Fallujah, Iraq she prayed for him and offered me support. She was a special lady!

Cheryl Leas

August 18, 2018

I taught second grade with Jeanine and have so many fond memories of her: teaching about dinosaurs, the Magic Schoolbus, Clifford the Big Red Dog. More than anything, though, I will always remember that distinct little giggle of hers. Glen, Michael, and Stephen, I can still hear Jeanine mentioning your names in the many conversations we had over the years (always in a positive light, mind you!). Family was so important to her. She knew what was most important in life. We are all so very blessed for having known her!

Jenny Scanlan

August 18, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. I taught with Jeanine at Hawthorn. She was a good friend and mentor. I always enjoyed working with her. Prayers for your family.