Mary Coombs obituary: Mary Coombs's Obituary, KC

In Memory Of
Mary Rose Coombs
1931 - 2023

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Obituary photo of Mary Coombs, Olathe-KS

In Memory Of
Mary Rose Coombs
1931 - 2023

Mary Rose (Beachner) Coombs, passed away at the Kansas City Hospice House on March 13, 2023 of natural causes. Mary was born on January 21, 1931 to John and Rachel (Bradshaw) Beachner at her grandmother’s home a few miles north of St. Paul, Kansas. After Mary graduated from St Francis High School in 1948, she moved to Kansas City where she went to work for Southwestern Bell. In 1951, she met Bob Coombs at the Arthur Murray School of Dance in downtown Kansas City, where Mary was a dance instructor. Mary and Bob were married in June of 1952 and went on to have six children; Cheryl Graham (John) of Kansas City KS, Mike Coombs of Raytown MO, Pat Coombs (Jolene) of Cullman, AL, Sandy Haynes (Phil) of Stover MO, Bob Coombs (Celia) of Overland Park KS and Debbie Merriman (Dave) of Olathe KS. Mary and Bob raised their family in south Kansas City and moved to Olathe in retirement. Mary recently moved to Prairie Village.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, John and Rachel, her husband Bob, her sister Betty and grandson Jerry. Mary is survived by her brother John Beachner (Carolyn), Raymore MO, her sister Ruth Hoy of Overland Park, KS, six children, eighteen grand children and seventeen great grandchildren.

The funeral mass will be held at 10 am, Friday, March 17, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Olathe, KS followed by interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa, KS. Visitation will be on Thursday, March 16, at Penwell-Gabel's Olathe Chapel, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The rosary will be prayed at 7:30 pm Thursday following visitation at Penwell-Gabel.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's memory may be given to Head for the Cure, 1607 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64108.


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Mary Rose (Beachner) Coombs, passed away at the Kansas City Hospice House on March 13, 2023 of natural causes. Mary was born on January 21, 1931 to John and Rachel (Bradshaw) Beachner at her grandmother’s home a few miles north of St. Paul, Kansas. After Mary graduated from St Francis High School in 1948, she moved to Kansas City where she went to work for Southwestern Bell. In 1951, she met Bob Coombs at the Arthur Murray School of Dance in downtown Kansas City, where Mary was a dance instructor. Mary and Bob were married in June of 1952 and went on to have six children; Cheryl Graham (John) of Kansas City KS, Mike Coombs of Raytown MO, Pat Coombs (Jolene) of Cullman, AL, Sandy Haynes (Phil) of Stover MO, Bob Coombs (Celia) of Overland Park KS and Debbie Merriman (Dave) of Olathe KS. Mary and Bob raised their family in south Kansas City and moved to Olathe in retirement. Mary recently moved to Prairie Village.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents, John and Rachel, her husband Bob, her sister Betty and grandson Jerry. Mary is survived by her brother John Beachner (Carolyn), Raymore MO, her sister Ruth Hoy of Overland Park, KS, six children, eighteen grand children and seventeen great grandchildren.

The funeral mass will be held at 10 am, Friday, March 17, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church in Olathe, KS followed by interment at Resurrection Cemetery in Lenexa, KS. Visitation will be on Thursday, March 16, at Penwell-Gabel's Olathe Chapel, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. The rosary will be prayed at 7:30 pm Thursday following visitation at Penwell-Gabel.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary's memory may be given to
Head for the Cure, 1607 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO 64108.


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

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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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