OBITUARY

Agnes Jane Clary

May 11, 1934May 30, 2020

Agnes Jane Clary was born in Kansas City Missouri on May 11, 1934 to George Edward McCormick and Geraldine Leah (Callahan). Agnes, also known affectionately as Aggie Jane, Janie, Mom, and Meme died peacefully at home at the age of 86 surrounded by her family.

Agnes spent all her life in the Kansas City area. Agnes graduated from Bishop Lillis High School, an all girl’s Catholic high school in Kansas City, Missouri then attended Business College. Agnes met Harvey at the tender age of 16. Harvey felt she may have been initially more attracted to the 1942 Mercury convertible than to him, but that soon changed. Agnes and Harvey loved to dance, Harvey felt they were quite the stars of the dance floor! She married Harvey Edgar Clary, Jr. on December 12, 1953 in Loose Park, honeymooning in Lake of the Ozarks. Prior to having a family, Agnes worked in data processing at Skelly Oil and Sinclair. Children began arriving, bringing her home. To this union, 4 children were born: James Edward (Tammy) of Ferrelview, Mo., John Thomas (Shar) of Kansas City, KS, Linda Leah of Norwalk, CT, and Jeffrey Scott of Olathe, KS. The family spent many lovely years vacationing with Nana, the Tarry’s and other relatives and friends. Agnes volunteered much of her time enhancing the lives of her children and other children as Den mother with Cub scouts, St. Catherine’s school where her children attended and PTO. She was an at home Mom until 1974, then re-entered the workforce at Marley Cooling Tower, Western Auto, Farmland Industries at the Kansas City board of trade and GE over the years. Agnes was a long time parishioner of St. Catherine's of Sienna. She loved the theater and gardening; many of the plants she still has are heirloom/heritage flowers from her mother and grandmother. Many of Agnes’ Aunts, Uncles and cousins lived nearby and many a weekend found them together around the pool, barbecuing and having fun. She truly loved socializing and was optimistic and happy! There may have been a fire or two associated with the barbecues, but that cannot be confirmed or denied at this time. Drive-in movies in the old station wagon, family dinners at the table every night-a rarity in these times, and going to church, happened regularly.

Agnes was very in love with Harvey and a very devoted wife. She and Harvey spent a marvelous 50th anniversary in Hawaii. They even got the penthouse suite on the cruise ship! Agnes loved taking photos of her family each time they visited. Everything Agnes did was reflected in her love of children and nurturing them. She was her grandchildren's biggest fan! Speaking of fans, Agnes loved KU basketball, the KC Royals and the Chiefs!

Agnes was predeceased by her parents and grandparents. She is survived by her husband, Harvey of 67 years, her 4 children, 11 grandchildren: Matt (Heather) Clary, Alician Clary, John Clary II, Ashley (Brad) Smith, Brandon Clary, Meghan (Charlie) Hyatt, John Scanlon, Kyle Clary, Ryan (Hannah) Clary, Sidney (Kenneth) Stogner, Lisa Clary and 14 great-grandchildren, her sister Leann McCormick, nieces Emily Owen and Caitlin (Brock) Downey, sister-in-laws Beverly Matthews, Marsha (Bob) Gibson, many nieces, nephews, cousins and close family friends over the years. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to the American Lung Association.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 6, 2020

  • Prayer Service

    Saturday, June 6, 2020

Memories

Agnes Jane Clary

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Larry Porter

June 6, 2020

Aunt Aggie has come into the garden alone
while the dew was still on the roses.

she heard a voice calling her name
and she now knows

Her Lord will walk with her; He will talk with her
He will tell her “you are my own”

The joy Aggie now shares as she tarries there
someday we will surely know

Amen

Modified from the Hymn “In the Garden”.

Mary Calhoun

June 5, 2020

Growing up with Leah Ann, Janie's sister, I always felt like I was part of the McCormick family too. Janie was a very sweet lady and I know will be missed by Harvey, her only sister, sons and daughter and many grandkids. Paraphrasing the old Irish blessing: May the road rise up to meet her, may the wind be always at her back...may the Lord always hold her in the palm of his hand...

Julie Blakely

June 2, 2020

Aunt Aggie was always so sweet and full of joy. I am so grateful I got the time in KC to spend time reminiscing and making new memories. I am forever grateful for your grace and thank you for being a blessing to me and so many. You will be greatly missed.

Sandra vick

June 2, 2020

When I was a child and my cousin Janie a much admired and adored 'teenager' she gifted me with her last years sky blue satin two piece swim suit. I was thrilled and even though I couldn't fill out the top (inside joke) of this glamorous outfit, I felt it the most wonderful gift ever. Funny the memories that stay with one the longest. Love you Jane. Rest in peace.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY