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Mary Winifred McNerney
November 21, 1947 ~ November 14, 2023 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Mary Winifred McNerney, 75, Nevada, MO, passed away on Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at Nevada Regional Medical Center. Mary was born November 21, 1947 in Elgin, IL, to John L. and Ida B. (Klaeger) McNerney.
Mary was raised in Elgin, IL and graduated from Mount St. Mary’s Academy in St. Charles, IL, in 1965. She went to Mount St. Scholastica College in Atchison, KS, (now Benedictine College). Following college she taught ten years at St. Edwards Catholic High School in Elgin, IL. In 1980 she came to Nevada and began a career at Cottey College where she taught P.E. for a number of years as well as coaching numerous sports including tennis, track, volleyball, and ran a popular intramural program. Over time, Mary became Coordinator of Academic Advising and Student Success. She retired from Cottey College in 2014. Mary was a member of the All Saints Episcopal Church in Nevada.
Survivors include her sister, Patricia McNerney of Nevada; two Goddaughters, Jeanne Sampson, Streamwood, IL, and Mary Katherine Best, Lynn, MO; and her “Grandson”, Thomas Kerbs, Nevada. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother, John M. McNerney.
Memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at All Saints Episcopal Church in Nevada with Father Jim Lile officiating. The family will receive friends from 4-7:00 p.m. on Monday evening at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.
Memorials are suggested to the All Saints Episcopal Church c/o Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.