OBITUARY

Mary Elizabeth Packard

December 6, 1935May 25, 2018
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MARY ELIZABETH PACKARD Mary Elizabeth Packard, age 82, of Belton, MO entered into rest May 25, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be 2:00 pm, Visitation 1-2 pm Saturday, June 2 at McGilley & George Funeral Home 12913 Grandview Rd. Grandview, MO. The family suggests memorials for Mary to be made to the City Union Mission, 1100 E. 11th St. Kansas City, MO 64016. Mary was born December 6, 1935 in Lincoln, New Hampshire to John and Velma Robinson Chandler. She married her husband, Pete Packard in 1956. Mary worked as a secretary in Civil Service and for Elementary Schools for 12 years. After helping her husband graduate college, Mary was a wonderful mother to their 4 children. Her hobbies were sewing, crafts and reading. She battled MS in her later years and did so bravely while keeping a positive and generous attitude. Preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Mary is survived by 2 sons, Dan Packard, Kansas City MO and Jeff Packard, Mount Wolf PA; 2 daughters, Noelle Sharp and Sheryl Packard both of Albuquerque NM; sister, Joan McCord, San Antonio TX; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.mcgilleygeorgegrandview.com for the Packard family.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 2, 2018
  • Memorial Service Saturday, June 2, 2018
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Dan Packard

June 3, 2018

Mom's flowers and urn

Dan Packard

June 3, 2018

A photo of the sunset taken from a place called Grace Point on Mom's last day, May 24, 2018.

Bob Simmons

June 2, 2018

My Aunt Mary was such a loving and pleasant person to everyone around her. What a gallant warrior in her later years dealing with the MS and severe arthritis. Always such a positive woman in all things. Just an absolutely lovely, lovely lady who loved her family dearly. An avid sports fan and very competitive on the golf course years ago I am told by Don Packard!
The main thing that set Mary apart was her love for Jesus Christ. Not necessarily by word, but by her actions and kindness to others in her daily life. My family will miss her greatly and our lives have been touched in a very special & blessed way by having Mary Packard as our Aunt.. We love you Aunt Mary!

Bryan Hay

June 2, 2018

Aunt Mary's sweetness, strength and faith have left a lasting impression on me, and obviously on her family and all those who knew her. In my phone conversations and visits with her in recent years I always marveled at her mental sharpness and the warmth she showed me, somehow overcoming the difficulties of her condition to be fully engaged with me in the moment. She always loved to share news of her amazing family and wanted to know all about mine. Each time we connected I left reassured that she was still all there--that same wonderful woman who was so kind to me and fun to be with in my early teen years when I spent time with Pete and Mary and the family in the Garden of the Gods wonderland house so many years ago. Memories of my time there, along with my cousin Bob, climbing on rocks, roughhousing with the boys, playing games with all the family and feeling welcomed to be part of such a loving, exuberant family are among the sweetest I have of that era of my life. I am so grateful to have had her in my life. She was a blessing.

Dan Packard

June 1, 2018

Picture from Noelle,

Dan Packard

June 1, 2018

Picture from Noelle,

Dan Packard

June 1, 2018

Another picture - from Noelle

Noelle Packard

May 31, 2018

Mary Elizabeth Packard was my mom. She loved me and I loved her. I am thankful that God gave me her to be my mother. I am grateful for all the loving, caring, and thoughtful gestures she did for me and family. I miss her, but I am in peace knowing she is at peace as well.

Abby Harris

May 29, 2018

Grandma Mary had such a joyful, sweet spirit and I learned so much from her about how to choose joy in the middle of difficulty and to always have a positive attitude. I'll miss her funny stories, playing games of dice and her (almost) always winning, and her smile that always lit up the room. She impacted everyone she met with her loving joy, and I will honor her legacy by continuing to carry this on in my own life.

Jeff Packard

May 27, 2018

My mom passed on to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and nothing could possibly make her happier she taught us what a friend we have in Jesus she is such a dear heart a kind and gentlewoman and a Plucky Gal, mother of 4 and grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 8 and wonderful wife to my dad Pete, Mom taught us about life and love and God and I really miss her and I'm going to miss her - I look forward to being with her in heaven.

Biography

Mary Elizabeth Packard, age 82, of Belton, MO entered into rest May 25, 2018. A Celebration of Life will be 2:00 pm, Visitation 1-2 pm Saturday, June 2 at McGilley & George Funeral Home 12913 Grandview Rd. Grandview, MO. The family suggests memorials for Mary to be made to the City Union Mission, 1100 E. 11th St. Kansas City, MO 64016.
Mary was born December 6, 1935 in Lincoln, New Hampshire to John and Velma Robinson Chandler. She married her husband, Pete Packard in 1956. Mary worked as a secretary in Civil Service and for Elementary Schools for 12 years. After helping her husband graduate college, Mary was a wonderful mother to their 4 children. Her hobbies were sewing, crafts and reading. She battled MS in her later years and did so bravely while keeping a positive and generous attitude.
Preceded in death by her parents and her husband. Mary is survived by 2 sons, Dan Packard, Kansas City MO and Jeff Packard, Mount Wolf PA; 2 daughters, Noelle Sharp and Sheryl Packard both of Albuquerque NM; sister, Joan McCord, San Antonio TX; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.