Mary Louise Morrissey Topeka
Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Louise Morrissey, 81, Topeka, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at Christ the King Church in Topeka. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Mrs. Morrissey died Monday, June 13, 2011.
She was born Dec. 21, 1929, in Janesville, Wis., the daughter of Louis and Florence Britt Nolan. She graduated in 1951 with a degree in sociology from Clark College of Dubuque, Iowa.
Mrs. Morrissey was a social worker for Catholic Charities for several years before becoming a stewardess for United Airlines.
She was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church.
She married John “Jack” Morrissey on June 11, 1955. They enjoyed more than 50 years together. He preceded her in death on April 24, 2006.
She was also preceded in death by her brothers, John and William Nolan.
Survivors include her children, Ellen Jones and husband Barry, Stafford, Beth Kellstrom and husband John, Manhattan, Janet Reynolds and husband Mark, Eudora, Suzanne Morrissey, Lawrence, David Morrissey, Silver Spring, Md., and Michael Morrissey and wife Kimberly, Topeka; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A parish rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. today at Christ the King Church, after which the family will meet friends until 7:30 p.m.
The family suggests memorials to St. Francis Health Center, sent in care of Kevin Brennan Family Funeral Home, 2801 SW Urish Road, Topeka, KS 66614.
Online condolences may be sent to kevinbrennanfamily.com.