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Weeks, Mary L.

Weeks, Mary L.

March 5, 1922 — October 4, 2018

Mary Louise (Rinner) Weeks, 96, passed away October 4, 2018, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron, MO, where she resided for the past ten years.

Mary Lou was born March 5, 1922, in Topeka, KS, the eldest of four children of George and Edna (Retter) Rinner. Along with her parents, Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Max C. Weeks; and brothers, William and Fred Rinner.

Mary Lou was a 1940 graduate of Seaman High School in Topeka, KS. She then entered Kansas State College in September 1940 and after two years went to St. Louis City Hospital School of Nursing for training for the Army Cadet Nurse Corps. Mary Lou served in the Army Nurse Corps as a 2nd Lt. On September 1, 1945 Mary Lou was married to Max C. Weeks in Topeka, KS; they had three children. After honorable discharge from the Army, Mary Lou re-entered Kansas State College and received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing and Home Economics in 1946. Mary Lou’s career as a registered nurse in hospital nursing spanned more than four decades, retiring in 1984.

Survivors include her children, Mary Susan Putzulu (Daniel), Sara Hostetter and John L. Weeks (Sandy); six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She also leaves a brother, Dean Rinner, as well numerous nieces and nephews.

The Family would like to express their appreciation for the outstanding staff at the Missouri Veterans Home-Cameron. Mary not only valued you as her caregivers, but also thought of you as family and friends. We are deeply grateful for each one of you.

Services will be held at 12:30 on Monday, October 22, at Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Road, Leavenworth, KS. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Missouri Veterans Home, 1111 Euclid, Cameron, MO 64429.

Service Information

Graveside Service: 12:30PM, Monday, October 22, 2018 at Leavenworth National Cemetery

Weeks, Mary L.'s Guestbook

I was so sad to learn of my Aunt Mary Lou's passing. She is a wonderful person, and always so kind to me. I pray that Susan, Sara, John, and all of their families be comforted by faith, and the family and friends that share our love to you all. Jim

Jim Rinner

Mary Lou and Max were our first neighbors in 1952 and Mary Lou and I have remained in touch though we were miles apart. Her friendship meant so much to me then and through the years. We shared so much together that it's difficult to begin to recount the memories. She will always be remembered as a dear friend and treasured confidant over the years. My thoughts are with all the family and especially Susan, Sara and John.

Doris Quinnell Murray

To the family may God's promises found at Acts 24:15 bring you comfort at this difficult time.


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