My favorite obituary from this week's Sunday Kansas City Star was that of Mary Ann (Disciacca) McCall. There was a lovely photo of Mrs. McCall (she reminded me of my grandmother, which is what caught my eye in the first place). The lesson to be learned from Mrs. McCall's obituary is that everyone leaves behind a unique legacy, whether it be something big, or something small. Godspeed, Mrs. McCall!
Mary Ann (Disciacca) McCall
Mary Ann McCall, 83, a Northland resident in Kansas City, Mo., passed away Thursday evening, January 19, 2012, at the NorthCare Hospice House. She was born May 17, 1928, in Kansas City to Frank and Mamie (Scola) Disciacca. She graduated from Glennon High School in Kansas City.
Mary Ann had been a member of St. Therese Parish in Parkville since it was founded in 1951. She worked in the Early Education Center at St. Therese for many years. She was a constant contributor to the family business, Papa Franks and Frank's Italian Restaurant in Parkville, Mo. Over the years Mary Ann made thousands of meatballs. She made them for family, friends, former Governor's and Congressman, her church and the restaurant. She was very family oriented and had a great love for her God, family and friends.
She married James W. McCall on July 3, 1955, in Kansas City. He preceded her in death. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Frank T. McCall; a brother, Joe and his wife Marie; a sister, Angie Musso and her husband Shano.
Survivors include three sons, James E. McCall and wife Patricia (Pie) of Parkville, Donald W. McCall and wife Kelly of Phoenix, Ariz., Mark T. McCall of Higginsville, Mo.; a daughter, Judith A. McCall of Higginsville; five grandchildren, Sean Gray, Daniel McCall, Luke Gray, Brent McCall and Tyler McCall; two great grandchildren, McKenna and Mason Gray; brothers-in-law, Tom McCall and wife Barbara and John McCall and wife Marily; and a host of nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends.
The body will lie-in-state and friends may pay their respects on Monday, Jan. 23, at the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. The rosary will be recited at 3 p.m. and the family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, at St. Therese Catholic Church with Rev. Joe Cisetti as celebrant. Interment will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Higginsville State School in care of Patriots Bank in Parkville.
Memories of Mary Ann and condolences may be left with the family at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com