The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 18, 2023, at the First Baptist Church of Blue Springs in Independence, Missouri. The funeral service will commence at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Blue Springs Cemetery in Blue Springs, MO. The family has suggested that memorial contributions be made to Special People, a ministry that Mary started over 40 years ago for people with special needs. Memories of and condolences for Mary may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com.
Mary Magdalene Weixeldorfer, 92, a Lee’s Summit, MO resident, formerly of Blue Springs, Missouri, went to be home with Our Lord and her husband of 53 years, Homer Weixeldorfer, peacefully at her daughter’s home in Lee’s Summit, Missouri on April 11, 2023. Mary was born on August 14, 1930, to Victor and Narcissa (Dodge) Striegel in Salisbury, Missouri. In 1962, Mary was united in marriage to Homer Weixeldorfer in Independence, Missouri.
Mary graduated from Central High School in Kansas City. After school, she went to work for Russell Stover Chocolates in Kansas City, Missouri. She later worked for Southwest Phone Company and she later worked as a caregiver for the Lakewood State School.
Mary was instrumental in creating and operating the “Special Department” at the First Baptist Church of Blue Springs, which Mary considered to be her life’s GREATEST achievement! She started the program with 3 children and grew that ministry to fifty children, today there are over 100 participants. She also started a group called “Parents Night Out”, which now has well over 100 participants. These “special people” were her life, in her own words, “her salvation.” She was very proud to have led hundreds of lives to Jesus Christ, and always said it was only accomplished through Jesus Christ. She was merely His vessel. Anyone who knew Mary could not only see Christ but feel Christ in Mary. Shortly before her husband became ill, she turned her dream over to someone else to run, so she could care for him in his final years.
Mary is survived by her children: Kayleen Watkins of Lee’s Summit, Missouri; Linda Taylor and her husband Gary of Liberty, Missouri; Susan Best and her husband Roger of Kansas; Robert Weixeldorfer and his wife Rhonda of Lovick, Texas, Homer F. Weixeldorfer of Lee’s Summit, Missouri and Sheryl Weixeldorfer of Kansas City, Missouri. Mary is also survived by her brother: Louis Striegel; 12 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren; 14 great great grandchildren and 1 nephew and 3 nieces. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband and her sister-in-law; Shirley Striegel.