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Michael, Mary Ellen

Michael, Mary Ellen

October 4, 1956 — July 28, 2021

Mary Ellen (Knapp) Michael, 64, of Liberty, MO, passed away unexpectedly on July 28, 2021.

Mary was born October 4, 1956, in Sugar Creek, MO, the daughter of William Knapp, Sr. and Velma Irene (Hirst) Knapp. She graduated from Northeast High School and received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.

Mary's career as a Registered Nurse included the past 30 years in the NICU at Children's Mercy Hospital, where she worked until the Sunday prior to her death. She also spent free time gardening especially caring for the countless varieties of lilies in her yard. Mary loved the game of tennis and shared that love with everyone who knew her.

Mary was united in marriage to Archie Washington (A.W.) Michael, III on July 2, 2005. Along with A.W., Mary leaves her children, Andrew Cloyde and Kendal Cloyde; as well as four siblings, their families, and many friends.

A service celebrating Mary's life will be held on Thursday, August 5, at Linden Baptist Church, 611 NE 69th Street, Gladstone, MO, 64118. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm. The memorial service will follow immediately at 7:00 pm.

Two of Mary's passions were her pets (as well as all animals) and crafts of all kinds. Therefore, in lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to one of the following causes: Friends of the Friendless (Animal Shelter), PO Box 411, Lexington, MO 64067 ([email protected]) or to The Sewing Labs (teaching sewing and quilting at the Don Bosco Center) 526 Campbell, Kansas City, MO 64106 (

You may share a message with the family or sign an online guest book via Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.

Service Information

A service celebrating Mary’s life will be held on Thursday, August 5, at Linden Baptist Church, 611 NE 69th Street, Gladstone, MO, 64118. Visitation will begin at 6:00 pm. The memorial service will follow immediately at 7:00 pm.

Michael, Mary Ellen's Guestbook

It was with great sadness that we received the news of Mary’s death. Lovely in every way, our daughter Nannette was very blessed to have called her sister-in-law. From the very start we also counted ourselves blessed to have welcomed her, along with Paul, into our family. May you Rest In Peace, Mary. Elsie and Adolfo

Adolfo and Elsie Ruiz

Mikey, I didn’t know Mary, but she must have been an exceptional woman since you married her. I am so sorry for your loss and will keep you in my prayers.

Janet Lake

AW and Andy, although I did not know Mary, I know that you miss her immensely, and your lives are less full in her absence. I hope you find peace and solace in your faith and the support of those around you. God bless you and your family in your sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Larry Kleiboeker

A W and family, We were saddened to hear of Marys passing . Our prayers go out to our Lord in Heaven to comfort and hold each of you close to Him in the hours and days ahead.

Ken Hirst

Words cannot describe the sorrow we have for AW and family. We pray that God’s comforting spirit will be felt during this time of mourning. We are so sorry. But we rejoice in knowing that the family will be reunited with Mary once again, and soon.

Pablo and Rhonda Mazlumian

My most sincere and heart felt condolences to AW and Andy and everyone effected by Mary’s sudden death. We’ll be out of town for the services.

Stuart Carrico

Our thoughts, love and deepest prayers for AW, Andrew & Kendal. Praying for gods arms to wrap you in comfort as you mourn the loss of this wonderful wife and mother.

Mark Johnson

Beautiful lady that will be missed by many.

Michael J Maynard

A.W. we are sorry to hear of Mary's passing. You are in our prayers

Glenn & Joan Fowler

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