Janet L. McGovern

August 4, 1952April 8, 2017
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Ms. Janet Schnieders McGovern was born August 4, 1952, in Mexico, Missouri. She graduated from Bishop Hogan High School in 1970. Jan worked for Kansas City Life and Western Auto. In 1972, Jan married Mike Lally and was widowed in 1979. Later in 1983, Jan married her long-time love and friend, Rick McGovern. They had two daughters, Kim McGovern Skelly and Megan McGovern Cummings, whom she adored. Jan was a devoted and selfless mother, fun-loving sister, grandmother, aunt and friend. She loved music, had an infectious laugh, and greeted everyone with a smile. She enjoyed writing poems to commemorate special events, these are cherished family heirlooms.

Jan was preceded in death by her parents, Virgil and Dorothy Schnieders, husbands Mike Lally and Rick McGovern, and niece Lauren Tritt. She is survived by daughters Kim Skelly (Sean), Megan Cummings (Sean), grandchildren Mac and Claire Skelly; siblings Chuck Schnieders (Judie), Karen Tritt (Bill), and Polly Dresnick (David), and many nieces and nephews.

Jan passed away April 8, 2017 at Kansas City Hospice House. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 am Wednesday April 12, at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 11822 Holmes Road, KC, MO, with burial at Mt. Olivet. Visitation will be 6-8 pm Tuesday April 11th at the church. In lieu of flowers, donations to Kansas City Hospice House or St. Thomas More Parish are suggested. Please offer condolences or share a memory at



  • Visitation Tuesday, April 11, 2017
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Janet L. McGovern

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Mark Heschmeyer

April 13, 2017

So sad to hear of Jan's passing. I will remember her and her family during this Resurrection weekend.

Virginia Wessling

April 12, 2017

Jan was a classmate of mine at St. Peter's & Hogan. We missed her at our
50th St. Peter's reunion this past July.
You passed too early Jan. God bless you
and rest in peace.

Bridget Beier

April 11, 2017

I am very sorry to hear of Jan's passing. I haven't seen her in MANY years, but we used to walk home together from school at lunchtime every day, and was one of my best friends. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and all who loved her.

Cece Stabler

April 11, 2017

We will miss dear Jan! She was that quiet, gentle presence! She always wanted to hear what you had to say and had a very caring spirit! I am thankful that we have kept in touch through our breakfast group! I willl be keeping her in my heart!

Chris Martin

April 9, 2017

Love and miss you Aunt Jan. The world will be short one amazing smile and person.