Mary Ann Lagemann – Obituary- Concordia
Mary Ann Lagemann, age 85, passed away on March 13, 2020, at Heritage of Overland Park surrounded by her family. Mary Ann was born on October 7, 1934 in Bastrop, Louisiana to John and Mary Eleanor Lawson McKimmy. Mary Ann graduated from Crossett High School, Stephens College, Marymount College with her bachelor’s and Kansas State University with her master’s in education. She married William (Bill) W. Lagemann in 1953.
Mary Ann was a legal secretary in Kansas City, Missouri before she stayed home to raise her children and follow Bill with his career in John Deere. The family settled in Concordia, Kansas in 1967 where Bill owned and operated Concordia Tractor, Inc. Mary Ann was a fourth- grade teacher and title reading teacher for the Concordia, Kansas school system for 25 years. After retirement from teaching she continued to tutor children in reading and was a tireless worker for her community. She was a member of the Concordia First United Methodist Church where she was a member of the choir, the United Methodists Women and the Crusaders Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Alpha Sigma Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and the Nathan Edson Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was very involved in Concordia Music Club and took great pride in helping organize the Christmas Cantata for several years.
Mary Ann loved telling stories about her childhood in Crossett, Arkansas. She valued history and taught her children to also appreciate it during trips back to her hometown and other travels. Mary Ann was a gracious hostess to many events and had open arms for friends and relatives. She loved animals, including several pets over the years. She was involved in bridge groups and participated in countless card games with the family during holidays.
Mary Ann is survived by two children: John Lagemann (Shawn) of Olathe, KS and Mary Lisa Thoman (Lowell) of Concordia, KS; eight grandchildren, Nicholas McKenna (Nicolette Huffman), Christopher McKenna (Micaela) and Alicia Newby (Brent) of Overland Park, KS, Brittany Lagemann (David Gantz) of Olathe, KS, Hunter Lagemann (Abby) of Kansas City, MO, Preston Lagemann of Roeland Park, KS, Dave Thoman (Jessica Cherry) of Albany, NY, Megan Thoman of Hiawatha, KS, three great grandchildren, Benjamin and Lois Gantz and Bryer McKenna, and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, William W. Lagemann and daughter, Caroline Marie McKenna.
In respect to current national health concerns there will be a family only service on Saturday, March 21, 2020 at Concordia First United Methodist Church with Pastor Melanie Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Concordia. Visitation and viewing will be Friday, March 20 from 1:00-8:00 p.m.at Nutter Mortuary, Concordia, KS. The family suggests memorials to the Concordia First United Methodist Church. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later time.
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