Mary grew up near 7th and Central in Kansas City, Kansas. She lived there with her parents and two sisters. Mary graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1945. She began working at the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and was an executive secretary. Mary worked hard and was able to purchase the family’s first car. Mary took driving trips across the country, including to a “Dude Ranch” with her sister, Helen.
She married Don on February 12, 1955. They had five children and moved to Lake Waukomis in 1959, where she lived out her entire life.
She was the Church of Redeemer secretary for thirty plus years. She was a woman of strong faith that began with her Russian Orthodox origin which transferred into the Episcopal church. She was very active in the church and served on the altar guild, taught Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and was also the Treasurer. Outside of church, she was on the PTA, room mother, Cub scout den mother, band mother and all around volunteer.
Mary had a beautiful soul both inside and out. She was a sparkling, caring and compassionate person. Empathetic to every person’s needs. She was extremely trustworthy and the soul of discretion. Her smile lit up every room. She will be missed.
Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Don Moerer, both parents, an infant brother Alexander Adamik and a sister, Kay Hanson. She is survived by her five loving children: Mike Moerer (Beth); Greg Moerer (Teresa); Julie Williams (Bruce); Paul Moerer and Donna Young; five grandchildren: Shanaka, Lance, Amy, Blake and Stephen; four great-grandchildren: Morgan, Kaiden, Holly and Charlie; a sister, Helen Ruckh; numerous nieces and nephews.
A Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. ~ 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at The Church of the Redeemer. A Memorial Service celebrating Mary’s life will commence at 11:00 a.m. Inurnment will immediately follow in the Memorial Garden at the church. In lieu of flowers the family suggests Memorial contributions to International Association of Laryngectomees (IAL) (www.theial.com), The Church of the Redeemer or Ascend Hospice of Missouri. Memories of Mary and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.