McGilley & Sheil Funeral Home & Cremation Services

11924 East 47th Street, Kansas City, MO


Mary L. Pappas

January 2, 1962May 25, 2020

Mary Pappas, 58, Independence, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, May 25, 2020 surrounded by family. Visitation is 9am, Saturday, May 30th, 2020 at Nativity of Mary Catholic Church, 10010 E. 40 Hwy, Indep.; Mass of Christian Burial will start at 10am, followed by graveside services in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Mary was born January 2nd, 1962 to Joseph and Mary Bogacz of Independence and was a lifelong resident. She attended school at Nativity of Mary and graduated from Van Horn High School. She then started a lifelong career in the Insurance field. At Nativity, she taught first Communion and CCD classes, helped with maintenance of the grounds of the parish and school. Mary enjoyed helping with fish fry events, baking cinnamon bread and other parish functions. She also enjoyed making flower arrangements, interior decorating and gardening. She was a dedicated mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and grandchildren and embraced every moment with them; especially loving her role as Nonnie.

Mary is survived by her husband of 35 years Phillip (Jim) Pappas of the home; daughter Tiffany Johnson (Ryan) of Florida, and son Mitchell Pappas (Laura) of Blue Springs; and 5 grandchildren, Quentin Johnson, Weston, Brayden, Camden, and Addisyn Pappas. She is also survived by 6 siblings Tom Bogacz (Heather), Theresa DeHart (Matt), Fran Love, Anthony Bogacz, Mitch Bogacz (Carol) and Bernard Bogacz (Lisa); sisters-in-law Valerie Chamber (Steve), Elanor Gonzalez (Ray) and brother-in-law Nicholas Pappas (Carol), as well as many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, John Bogacz.

In lieu of flowers donations to Nativity of Mary Parish Church Fund. Arr: McGilley& Sheil Chapel, 11924 E. 47th St., Kansas City, MO 64133.


  • Nativity of Mary Parish Church Fund


  • Visitation

    Saturday, May 30, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, May 30, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, May 30, 2020


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Tiffany Davis

May 29, 2020

We worked at KC Life together. I will always remember her laughs when we were in the cafeteria. She had a sweet & strong spirit. I loved her head scarfs! She will be missed. Mary sending your family my love, light, and prayers. I hope the Lord gives you all comfort and peace during this time. Blessings to you all!!!


May 29, 2020

To the Family: I am so sorry for your great loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone of you. Having the privilege of knowing Fran and Mitch, I know this is a wonderful, loving, close knit family and Mary will be greatly missed.