Mary McGowan

Mary Albert McGowan, 91, of Prairie Village, KS passed away peacefully the morning of July 26, 2022. Catholic Mass was held Friday, August 5 in the Chapel at St. Ann Catholic Church, Prairie Village, KS.

Mary grew up in Lansing, where she graduated from Immaculate Conception High School. She attended the College of St. Teresa in Winona, MN and upon graduating in 1952 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science, embarked on what would become a career dedicated to the service of others.

She is survived by her three children: son William (Joby) of Prairie Village, KS, and daughters Amy of Kansas City, MO and Catherine (Ray) of Nashville, TN; her grandsons, Andrew (Wei Yan) of Lafayette, CA and Thomas (Caylin) of Roeland Park, KS; and her brother, John Albert (Veronica) of Ridgeley, WV.

Mary is preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Bob” McGowan; her parents, William and Anita Albert; and her brothers, William and Thomas Albert.

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