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Mary Alice Daniels, Age :89

Apr 10,1929---May 02,2018

Mary Alice Daniels, 89, Overland Park, KS, passed away peacefully on May 2, 2018. Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Porter Funeral Home, 8535 Monrovia St. Lenexa, KS. The Funeral Mass will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Catholic Church, 5035 Rainbow Blvd. Westwood, KS. Burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, KS.

Mary Alice was born in Kansas City, MO on April 10, 1929. She graduated from Bishop Ward High School and St. Mary College. She went on to earn a Master of Arts in Education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Mary Alice was to married Carl G. Daniels, the love of her life, for over 65 years. Together they had three children, Carl G. Daniels, Jr. (Debby), Olathe, Mark R. Daniels, Prescott, AZ, and Judith Ann Botham (Cliff), Gardner.

Mary Alice’s teaching career began in Missouri at Barstow School and Notre Dame de Sion. A few years later, Carl and Mary Alice, along with their two young sons, moved to Joplin, MO where she continued teaching. There they added a daughter to the family. After spending 11 years in Joplin, the lure of home and family brought them back to Kansas City. She continued teaching Latin and mathematics, as well as German and senior English. Mary Alice developed a special relationship with many of her high school students. Some of these friendships lasted over 45 years. Mary Alice was an avid writer. After 20 years in the Shawnee Mission School District, she began writing opinion articles for the Olathe Daily News on a volunteer basis. When the Olathe Daily News was absorbed by the Kansas City Star, the paper published her submissions as a “Guest Writer.” In this new position, Mary Alice was excited to be compensated for her writing. She wrote for the paper for over 11 years. This was the most fascinating and rewarding time of her life. Mary Alice, who loved gardening and growing miniature roses, also volunteered at the Johnson County Extension Office. She was a loving, caring, wife and mother with a wry sense of humor. She loved baking, reading, learning and sharing her knowledge with others.

She is survived by her husband, three children, five grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and her brother, Thad E. Nugent. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Robert E. Nugent, Jr. The family suggests memorial donations to Olathe Health Charitable Foundation-Hospice House.

Additional Service:
Visitation
Location:
Porter Funeral Home
Address:
8535 Monrovia St.
City:
Lenexa
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66215
Date of Service:
May 04 ,2018
Time of Service:
5:00 PM
Additional Information:

Visitation will be held from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home.

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Additional Service:
Funeral Mass
Location:
St. Rose Philippine Duchesne Catholic Church
Address:
5035 Rainbow Blvd.
City:
Westwood
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66205
Date of Service:
May 05 ,2018
Time of Service:
12:00 PM
Additional Information:
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