Mary Catherine Minniear

January 18, 1939May 10, 2019

Mary Catherine Minniear, age 80, passed away peacefully May 10, 2019. She was born January 18, 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri to Vincent and Josephine Campana Alagna. She married and birthed three boys with whom she preceded in death.

Mary loved to socialize and discuss the great mysteries of life. She enjoyed many lifelong friends and always kept up with their daily lives. Mary loved to see her family and friends smile sitting at her table enjoying an abundant meal she whipped up. She also shared her love of family photos and history.

For many years Mary worked at the Ramada Hotel in Belton. It suited her servant heart. Mary inspired many co-workers with her work ethic and willingness to please. Until her last day, Mary still reunited with her former coworkers continuing their kindship.

Her life was a living example of the Bible verse, Ephesians 4:32 — “And be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving one another, just as God also forgave you in Christ.”

Mary is survived by her three sons and their significant others Anthony and Julie Catalano, Vincent and Tina Catalano, Steven Catalano; and her partner William Hulett; grandchildren, Christopher and wife Kelly Catalano, Jeffrey and wife Morgan Catalano and Augustin Catalano; plus, two great grandchildren Madison and Gavin Catalano and her abundant extended family. All of these she loved and touched deeply.

Mary has chosen to participate in the KU Medicine Program of Science to further mankind’s progress. A traditional funeral service has been foreboded. In lieu of flowers please donate to a charitable cause of your choice in Mary’s name. Respects can be sent to McGilley & George Funeral Home


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Joy Battaglia

May 14, 2019

I worked for Mary several years in the 80's at The Ramada Inn. She took care of all who were under her leadership, always fair, always willing to share advice and inspiration. It was nice to come in to work and see her. She held herself very poised, polished and fun loving. I found her again after 30+ years living in a little retirement community that mom also lived at. I enjoyed seeing and talking with her, catching up on old times and I loved that she was a blonde, she was a kicker I tell ya, what a fun spirit that lady had!

I am sad that she is no longer here and my mom, Mary Ruckdeschel and I wish the family peace & comfort during their time of loss. Mary was a lovely woman, I will miss her. God's light...

Lauren Solidum

May 14, 2019

On behalf of Catholic Community Hospice, a ministry of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas, we are ever-so grateful Mary allowed us to be a part of her journey. May God guide her path truly home.

In Peace,
Lauren Solidum
President/CEO Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas