Mary Kathryn McGinnis

November 11, 1929September 11, 2020

Mary Kathryn (Kay) McGinnis, 90, passed away 9/11/2020 at Magnolia Square Nursing Home in Springfield, MO. She was born November 11, 1929, in Chilhowee, Missouri, the daughter of Rollin H. Benson and Ola May (Harbit) Benson.

Kay graduated from Chilhowee High School, the valedictorian of the Class of 1946. After graduation she married the love of her life, Robert L. McGinnis of Chilhowee, and they settled in Raytown, Missouri. She worked as a store manager for Robinson Shoe Company in Kansas City, Missouri.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Genevieve Airy; brother, Gerald Benson; and great grandson, Caden Thomas Boley. Surviving are her Children, Wayne McGinnis (Donna) Oak Grove; Pam McGinnis and best friend Jeanne of Springfield. Larry McGinnis (Barbara) Kansas City; sister, Marjorie Ruxton of Aurora, Colorado; five granddaughters, Kelly O’Connor (John) of Lee’s Summit; Sara Reeves (Josh) of Independence, ; Darci Jarrold (Adam) of Tucson, Arizona; Kaci Schroeder (Darin) of Lee’s Summit; Morgan Brunscheen (Diek) of Marion, Iowa; and ten great grandchildren, Emma and Zoe O’Connor, Jacob and Shelbee Reeves, Nora and Lucy Jarrold, Ty and Tatum Schroeder, Dexter and Brady Brunscheen and many nieces and nephews.

Private Family Services will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2020. at Floral Hills Funeral Home, 7000 Blue Ridge Blvd, Kansas City, Missouri. Interment will be at Floral Hills Cemetery in Kansas City, Missouri.


  • Diek Brunscheen
  • Mike McGinnis
  • Jacob Reeves
  • Josh Reeves
  • Darin Schroeder
  • Ty Schroeder


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Jeanne Jensen

September 16, 2020

My condolences and prayers for Kay’s family who I met fifty years ago when her son Wayne and I attended the University of Kansas. Kay was very special.

Patrick Rush

September 15, 2020

As a college kid from around 1962-1966, Kay McGinnis was my supervisor when I worked vacations selling children's shoes at Robinson's downtown. She was such a fair, fun and caring person. Always upbeat and very even-tempered, she wanted the best for her employees and for our customers. She always spoke about her family with such love and pride. I was blessed to have her as a boss and you were blessed to have her as a mother, grandmother and friend.
Father Patrick Rush

Pamela McGinnis

September 15, 2020

Thank you Mom for always being there for us whenever we needed you just to talk to, just for you to listen, or just to be with you. You will be so missed by so many people and you are so loved by so many people. Do not worry about your family. You raised us to be strong and to know how much family means so we will always be there for each other. I love you Mom. Rest in Peace. I am honored to be your daughter.


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