Kathryn L. "Kay" Mauery

Passed away on July 4, 2012

Kathryn L. (“Kay”) Mauery of Leawood, KS, passed away peacefully on July 4, 2012 at the Kansas City Hospice House. Kay was the daughter of Isabel and A. S. “Pete” Ulsh of Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by her husband, Don, in 2006. She was also preceded by 3 brothers (“Punch,” Joe, and Harry) and 3 sisters (Susanna, Geraldine, and Elizabeth). She is survived by her sister Lois (Gerald) Spigelmyer of Pennsylvania. She is also survived by her 3 sons: Rick of Washington, DC; John (Mandy) of Gladstone, MO; and Tim (Sally) of Park Ridge, IL. Also surviving are her former daughter-in-law, Arlene, of Parkville, MO and her 5 grandchildren: Shawn, Jason, Grace, Kathryn, and Caroline. She had many nephews and nieces, including Joey Ulsh, Bradley Aumiller, SueAnn Dunmire, Gloria Stewart, and Laura Warner, and countless friends around the country. Kay and Don moved to the Kansas City area in 1971 when his life-long career with Ralston Purina Co. transferred him here to manage the KC plant. During their marriage, they lived in numerous places around the country, including Nashville, TN, Shreveport, LA, Muskogee, OK, Memphis, TN, St. Johnsbury, VT, and Stockton, CA. Kay and Don were early members of the Church of the Resurrection in Leawood and long-time members of Hallbrook Country Club. She volunteered with Matthew’s Ministry at COR, served as president of the Kansas City Women’s Golf Association, and was involved in many other charitable activities. She shared with her husband a love of golf, becoming quite accomplished, as well as travel around the U.S. for business and pleasure. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Kay’s memory be made to the Church of the Resurrection,, 13720 Roe Ave., Leawood, KS 66224, or the Kansas City Hospice House,, 12000 Wornall Rd., Kansas City, MO 64145. A service in celebration of Kay’s life will be held at the Church of the Resurrection on Monday, July 9 at 11:00 a.m., Wesley Chapel. A reception following the service will be held at the church.


  • Celebration of Life Monday, July 9, 2012

Kathryn L. "Kay" Mauery

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Tom & Gina Van Lone

July 23, 2012

We were so sorry to hear of Kay's passing. My husband and I knew Don and Kay through our long association at Purina. Our prayers are with the family.

Richard Mauery

July 10, 2012

To the entire Mauery family. I am very sorry for your lost. Kay is my cousin by marriage and we always exchanged Christmas cards and I visited her and Don at their homes in Tennessee and in Kansas. She was always so gracious and sweet. She will be miss by all who knew her.

Christy Castle

July 10, 2012

To the Mauery Family. So sorry for your Loss. Hope you find peace in this time of sorrow.

Delbert "Gene" Mauery

July 9, 2012

Tim: Our prayers are with you and yours.
Sorry to learn of Kay's passing. We usually communicated at Christmas time!
Gene & Amm Mauery

July 9, 2012

Sorry to hear of the passing of your mother and my Aunt Kay.
nephew 'Joey Ulsh' and family Potomac Falls, Va.

Nancy Brown

July 7, 2012

I was saddened to learn of Kay's sudden illness and then passing. Both Kay and Don were friends of ours from Resurrection and we loved them dearly. My husband Myron died on June 27, so I can imagine them rejoicing together in new and wonderful ways. Nancy Brown

Jane and Jim Kolar

July 7, 2012

My prayers are with your family. I will miss my neighbor and friend.

Antonia Hughes

July 6, 2012

My condolences on the passing of your beloved mother, Kathryn. I pray that your family, and all of her friends, will have peace and understanding during this melancholy time. God Bless.

July 6, 2012

Tim and Family, My thoughts are with you during this time. Jane Johnston Mumey