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Mary Lou McLagan

November 14, 1934 — April 10, 2023

Pleasant Hill, Missouri

Mary Lou McLagan, 88, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born, November 14, 1934, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the daughter of Franklin A. and Loretta J. (Ruwe) Beuerlein.  She departed this life Monday, April 10, 2023, at the Kansas City Hospice House surrounded with love and family.

Mary Lou was a 1953 Norfolk Catholic High School graduate.

On November 28, 1953, she was united in marriage to Robert “Mac” McLagan in Norfolk, Virginia.  He preceded her in death on January 16, 2014. 

Mary Lou was a gifted artist and spent her life devoted to sharing her gift with others. She started an art studio in her home later moving it to downtown Pleasant Hill where she taught numerous students over the years.  She was an active member of the St. Bridget Catholic Church in Pleasant Hill, where she served on the Design Committee as the church was being built and the Altar and Rosary Society. She was also active in the Town & Country Art League in Pleasant Hill as well as several other art leagues in the Kansas City area.

Mary Lou was also preceded in death by her parents; an infant son, Michael Joseph McLagan; one son-in-law, Dan Warren.

She is survived by two sons, Greg (and Christie) McLagan of Littleton, Colorado, and Andy McLagan, of Locust Grove, Oklahoma; three daughters, Jeannie Foster of Kansas City, Missouri, Kathleen (and Ronnie) Pullin of Port O’Connor, Texas, and Kari Warren of Leawood, Kansas; one sister, Jean Claire Willis of Norfolk, Virginia; 13 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Recitation of the Rosary followed by visitation was held Friday, April 14, 2023, at the funeral home.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, April 15, 2023, at the St. Bridget Catholic Church.  Interment was in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.  Casket bearers were D.J. Breitbach, Tim Long, Don Palmer, Dale Richardson, Peter Sheehan, and Dan Zaner.  Honorary casket bearers were Marcus Foster, Ben McLagan, Brandon McLagan, Ian Pierce, Matthew Warren, Donatus Kelch, and Steve Spandle.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Bridget Catholic Church or the Town & Country Art League and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Edenburn Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (8160 540-5550

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Service Schedule

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Recitation of the Rosary

Friday, April 14, 2023

Starts at 4:30 pm (Central time)

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Friday, April 14, 2023

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, April 15, 2023

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