OBITUARY

Mary F. O'Donnell

July 22, 1927July 5, 2018
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Mary Frances O’Donnell, 90, passed away July 5, 2018 of natural causes. Visitation will be at 9am Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at St. John Francis Regis Catholic Church, Kansas City, MO with Mass of Christian Burial at 10am. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, her family requests contributions to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Mary was a lifelong area resident. She and her siblings were raised in the Westport area by her parents, Frank and Mary. She graduated Lillis High School in 1945. Employed by the UMKC Bookstore, she attained the position of Book Buyer, which she held until she retired. Mary loved her church and her family. She was a founding member of the St. Regis Catholic Church, and a member of the Kansas City Turners. She thoroughly enjoyed playing Bridge with many friends throughout the years. She loved to travel, enjoyed her daily crossword puzzles and spending time with her family.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Merlin; her daughter, Marsha Ann Crum; her sister, Ann; her brother Ed and her parents. She is survived by her sister Rose; her children, Denise Rigdon (Terry), Tom O’Donnell (Stephanie), Pat O’Donnell (Kris), and Kerrie O’Donnell; nine grandchildren; six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

  • FAMILY

  • Denise (Terry) Rigdon, Daughter
  • Tom (Stephanie) O'Donnell, Son
  • Pat (Kris) O'Donnell, Son
  • Kerrie O'Donnell, Daughter
  • Rose Stabler, Sister
  • Thomas Merlin O'Donnell, Husband
  • Marsha Ann Crum, Daughter
  • Mary [Kellerman] Moritz, Mother
  • Frank Moritz, Father
  • Ann Oldham, Sister
  • Ed Moritz, Brother
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jon Vandrell
  • Ryan Crum
  • Jason Crum
  • Tommy O'Donnell
  • Michael O'Donnell
  • Brenden Terry
  • DONATIONS

  • Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, July 11, 2018
  • Committal Service Wednesday, July 11, 2018
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Mary F. O'Donnell

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James and Kathleen Brooks

July 11, 2018

Our love and condolences to the entire family; praying for peace for all of you.

Patricia Jaime

July 10, 2018

Prayers to the O'Donnell family . Wishing you peace during this sad time. Tom and Stephanie, thinking of you.

Patty Jaime
Kansas City Mo
St. Regis '73
OHS '77



Teri Rodgers Miller

July 9, 2018

I've had the absolute privilege to do Mary's hair for the last 25 year's... Literally spent every week with her sweet, contagious smile. She has been a huge inspiration in my life and hope I can be half the woman that she has shown me to be.. Her sense of humor and love of life and people I've always admired. Her awesome kids are a legacy to her... Love you Mary, always... And her awesome family... I'm truly sorry for your loss...

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