Madonna Adella McInroy McMechan 1934 - 2011 Lawrence
A Mass of Christian burial for Madonna Adella McInroy McMechan, 77, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence.
She died Tuesday, April 26, 2011, at her home after battling cancer.
She was born Jan. 9, 1934, south of Tipton, the daughter of John Francis and Caroline Frances Koster Brummer. She grew up in and around Tipton and Cawker City.
Madonna worked at Allen Press for 29 years as a bindery worker. After retiring, she worked in the cafeteria at Cordley School.
Madonna was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church since 1965, Fraternal Eagles Women Auxiliary group and a traveling bowling league. She enjoyed bingo, painting and flower gardening. She was voted as having the most beautiful yard by the community for several years in a row.
She married Jack L. McInroy in January 1951. They later divorced. She then married Larry McMechan in 1976. They later divorced.
She is survived by three sons, Larry David, and wife Meta, Steven Lee, and Douglas John and wife Polly; two daughters, Kathleen Marie, and husband Alan Carlson, and Linda Kay, and husband, Steve Bruce; 11 grandchildren, Scott, David, Jen, Sara, Stacy, Rachael, Amie, Emilee, Erin, Cody and Todd; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Danielle, and husband Gene, Colorado; four brothers, Duane and wife Sherri, Salina, Kenny and wife Betty Salina, Dennis, and wife Mary, Cawker City, and Calvin and wife Kay, Beloit.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a grandson, Adam; former husband, Jack McInroy; and a brother, Lavern.
A parish rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Friday with visitation following until 8:30 p.m. at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials in her name to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.