Margaret Ann Monahan

Margaret Ann Monahan, 64, died of diabetes complications on Dec. 30th, 2015 at the Kansas City Hospice House.
She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Anne Monahan, Maggie (as she was known to her friends) was born on April 6th, 1951 in St. Joseph, MO. She was a 1969 graduate of Bishop LeBlond High School, and later graduated from Maryville State University, Missouri Methodist School of Nursing, and the University of Minnesota.

In Maggie’s 42 years of nursing, she worked at Atchison Hospital (Atchison, KS), Iowa Methodist School of Nursing (Des Moines, IA), Catholic Charities (Kansas City, MO), and Park University (Parkville, MO).

Maggie was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Des Moines, IA, St. James Catholic Church in St. Joseph, MO, as well as St. Ann’s church, Park University’s Women’s Group, and St. Ann’s Women’s Club.

Maggie is survived by her sister Rita Monahan of Prairie Village, KS, Mrs. Kathy Williams of Kansas City, MO, Mrs. Virgil Crocket of Rushville, MO, Mrs. Jerry Davison of Rushville, MO, her goddaughter, Mrs. Brad Keller of Lee’s Summit, MO, and Chris Williams of Kansas City, MO.

A special thank you to Dr. Paul Diedrich, the staff of St. Luke’s Hospital, and Kansas City Hospice House nursing staff and volunteers who made Maggie’s time more comfortable.

Services will be held on Monday morning at St. Ann Catholic Church 7231 Mission Rd. Prairie Village, KS 66208 A Rosary will be prayed at 9:30 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am. Their will be a luncheon at the church, following the Mass. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Missouri at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC.


  1. Jeanne Walsh

    My thoughts are with you as you deal with the loss of Maggie. She was a good friend and I enjoyed working with her when we both were directors of nursing programs.She and I were there for each other and we shared many times talking and laughing. Please accept my sincere thoughts during this difficult time. She was a special lady. Jeanne Walsh

  2. Trish Downey

    Rest in peace, Maggie! You befriended me when I was a young librarian at IMSN. May you have joy in heaven.

  3. Bonne Dornhoffer Illig

    Rest in Peace, dear Maggie. I have known you since first grade at St. Stanislaus, through St. James Catholic School and then LeBlond High School. Those Angels in Heaven just got lucky! One of the sweetest ladies ever!!

    Bonne Dornhoffer Illig

  4. Susan Marcellus

    With sincere thoughts of sympathy and prayer to Maggie’s family. Maggie was very kind and thoughtful, she will be missed.

  5. Susan Jurkiewicz McGinnis

    Maggie will always be remembered for her wonderful smile and laughter. My prayers and thoughts to her family…may she rest in peace.

  6. Marvel Williamson

    Excerpt from an email I sent Maggie two days before she died: “Your Christmas letter arrived late last week, and I just had to respond. I was so sorry to read about your physical problems. Your decision not to pursue dialysis must be right for you, so I cannot help but support your chosen path. I am glad you are on hospice so that you can receive the benefit of their services. It was good to read of Rita’s taking over many of the household and caregiver duties. You have both been a tremendous support for each other over your lifetimes. I cherish our time together at Park University. You were such a positive, cheerful force. I was so grateful to you for your attitude and wonderful sense of humor. It made my job much easier—and fun! Thank you.”