Maureen Konen obituary: Maureen Konen's Obituary, KC

In Memory Of
Maureen Helen Konen
1941 - 2023

Obituary photo of Maureen Konen, Olathe-KS
Obituary photo of Maureen Konen, Olathe-KS

In Memory Of
Maureen Helen Konen
1941 - 2023

Maureen Helen (McAlynn) Konen, 81, of Overland Park, KS, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at the Hospice House of Olathe.

Maureen was born and raised in Chicago, IL the daughter of the late Eileen (Dowling) and the late George A. McAlynn. She attended Maria High School and graduated from Lindblom Tech High School. Maureen attended Wilson Jr. Community College and then Northwestern University to pursue a Journalism degree. While there, she worked as editor at the school paper and received high praises.

She worked in the office of a trucking company before starting a family and staying home for a few years. She moved to Connecticut for her husband Gene’s job and lived there for a year. Gene then had to choose between Kansas City and Atlanta. Maureen had won a trip to Kansas City with Junior Achievement in high school and fell in love. They moved to Overland Park to raise their family. Maureen worked for years at United Super grocery store while growing her family to five children. She then worked in Customer Service at JCPenney and retired in the Bank Fraud Department after 29 years.

Maureen was a devoted wife, mother and Grandma to her “Perfect Ten” grandkids. She spent her retirement traveling, babysitting, volunteering, shopping and attending her grandkids events. Sewing costumes, donating supplies, running kids to events, she was up for it! She had a huge heart and left a lasting impression with everyone she met. She could tell stories like no other and had a fun-loving personality. Her smile lit up a room. She was incredibly smart and taught her five children and grandchildren unconditional love.

Mom, we love you so much! Our hearts are truly broken without you here. Your children and grandchildren will always remember you and keep your spirit alive. We will hold you in our hearts forever.

Maureen was preceded in death by her husband, Gene L. Konen, her parents, and her brother, George “Sandy” McAlynn.

Survivors include her children Peggy Cloud (David) Olathe, KS, William Overland Park, KS, Michael (Jill) Olathe, KS, Kevin (Dustin), Overland Park, KS, and Kathleen Tamasi (Brian) Overland Park, KS, and her grandchildren Courtney, Katie, Andrew, Phoebe, Matthew, Annabelle, Jonathan, Anthony, Katelyn and Avery.

Her Goddaughter/Cousin Debbie Nilles (Kevin Knoth) Megan Knoth, Tricia Nilles, Kathy Peters, Jess Dowling, Matt Dowling and Jennifer Halverson.

Sister-in-law Lynn Workman, DeAnne Murphy, Michael Workman, Bob Kellermann, Robb Kellermann as well as many loved ones and dear friends from the Chicago area.

Services will be held on Friday, March 31st at Penwell-Gabel Funeral home, 14275 S Black Bob Rd, Olathe, KS 66062. Visitation will be 10:00am with Funeral at 11:00am.

The family suggests donations to the Hospice House of Olathe:
15310 S. Marion St. Olathe, Kansas 66061

Maureen's service will be livestreamed at the scheduled service time Click Here to view the service.

To leave a message of condolence for Maureen's family or to share a special memory of Maureen, please click the “Share Memories” button above.

Maureen Helen (McAlynn) Konen, 81, of Overland Park, KS, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 4, 2023, at the Hospice House of Olathe.

Maureen was born and raised in Chicago, IL the daughter of the late Eileen (Dowling) and the late George A. McAlynn. She attended Maria High School and graduated from Lindblom Tech High School. Maureen attended Wilson Jr. Community College and then Northwestern University to pursue a Journalism degree. While there, she worked as editor at the school paper and received high praises.

She worked in the office of a trucking company before starting a family and staying home for a few years. She moved to Connecticut for her husband Gene’s job and lived there for a year. Gene then had to choose between Kansas City and Atlanta. Maureen had won a trip to Kansas City with Junior Achievement in high school and fell in love. They moved to Overland Park to raise their family. Maureen worked for years at United Super grocery store while growing her family to five children. She then worked in Customer Service at JCPenney and retired in the Bank Fraud Department after 29 years.

Maureen was a devoted wife, mother and Grandma to her “Perfect Ten” grandkids. She spent her retirement traveling, babysitting, volunteering, shopping and attending her grandkids events. Sewing costumes, donating supplies, running kids to events, she was up for it! She had a huge heart and left a lasting impression with everyone she met. She could tell stories like no other and had a fun-loving personality. Her smile lit up a room. She was incredibly smart and taught her five children and grandchildren unconditional love.

Mom, we love you so much! Our hearts are truly broken without you here. Your children and grandchildren will always remember you and keep your spirit alive. We will hold you in our hearts forever.

Maureen was preceded in death by her husband, Gene L. Konen, her parents, and her brother, George “Sandy” McAlynn.

Survivors include her children Peggy Cloud (David) Olathe, KS, William Overland Park, KS, Michael (Jill) Olathe, KS, Kevin (Dustin), Overland Park, KS, and Kathleen Tamasi (Brian) Overland Park, KS, and her grandchildren Courtney, Katie, Andrew, Phoebe, Matthew, Annabelle, Jonathan, Anthony, Katelyn and Avery.

Her Goddaughter/Cousin Debbie Nilles (Kevin Knoth) Megan Knoth, Tricia Nilles, Kathy Peters, Jess Dowling, Matt Dowling and Jennifer Halverson.

Sister-in-law Lynn Workman, DeAnne Murphy, Michael Workman, Bob Kellermann, Robb Kellermann as well as many loved ones and dear friends from the Chicago area.

Services will be held on Friday, March 31st at Penwell-Gabel Funeral home, 14275 S Black Bob Rd, Olathe, KS 66062. Visitation will be 10:00am with Funeral at 11:00am.

The family suggests donations to the Hospice House of Olathe:
15310 S. Marion St. Olathe, Kansas 66061

Maureen's service will be livestreamed at the scheduled service time Click Here to view the service.

To leave a message of condolence for Maureen's family or to share a special memory of Maureen, please click the “Share Memories” button above.

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Friday, March 31, 2023 from 10:00am to 11:00am
Penwell-Gabel - Olathe Chapel
14275 South Black Bob Road
Olathe, KS 66062
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Memorial Service

Friday, March 31, 2023 at 11:00am
Penwell-Gabel - Olathe Chapel
14275 South Black Bob Road
Olathe, KS 66062
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Funeral Home (913-768-6777) is assisting the family

Funeral Home (913-768-6777) is assisting the family

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