Mary Lou (Rice) Kirkendoll went to be with the Lord January 26, 2019 at the young age of 81 years-old, surrounded by her loving family.
Mary was born April 5, 1937 to Oscar and Reatha Rice in Kansas City, KS. She spent her formative years in Alton, MO and returned to Kansas City after high school graduation. It is there she met and married Norman H. Kirkendoll. Together they raised five children in Tonganoxie, KS.
Mary worked and retired from Mobil Oil Corporation. She was a Nascar enthusiast, who loved watching from the front row with the wind whipping in her hair. She adored her second home in Cocoa Beach, FL, walking on the beach to the pier, and her many coastal friends.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years of marriage: Norman Kirkendoll. Five children: Billee Kirkendoll, Kansas City, KS, Christine Bogard (Joseph), Cedarcreek, MO, Debra Kyle, Kansas City, KS, Terri Dexter (Jeffrey), Lenexa, KS, Michael Kirkendoll (Dan), Roeland Park, KS.
Grandchildren: Bridget, Nicholas, Brett, Chad, Brad, Jennifer, Jeremy, and Crystal, and nineteen great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by both her parents, Oscar and Reatha Rice, and her sister Norma Jean (Rice) Deaton.
Her beautiful smile and non-stop optimism will be greatly missed.
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