Mrs. Mary E. Carney, age 87 years, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Monday, November 15, 2010, at Heisinger Bluffs. Mary was born March 18, 1923, in Licking, Mo., the daughter of James Irvin and Juanita Grant Mitchell. She was married on October 31, 1942, in Salem, Mo. to William Dale Carney, who preceded her in death on January 16, 2000. She graduated from Licking High School and from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. with a degree in education. She also received a masters in Counseling from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo. After college, Mary taught grade school in several school districts around the state. She moved to Jefferson City in 1968, where she worked as a grade school guidance counselor with the Jefferson City Public Schools until her retirement in May, 1985. Mary was a member of the First Baptist Church where she taught children's Sunday School classes and enjoyed the Women's Bible Study group. Survivors include: one son, Jim Carney and his wife Beverly of Jefferson City, Mo.; one daughter, Betsy Waegelin and her husband Russ of Rochester, Michigan; five grandchildren, Jenny Goodman and her husband Chris, Bart Carney and his wife Mandee, Jeff Waegelin, Matt Waegelin, and Chris Waegelin; and six great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one sister, June Mitchell. Visitation will be at Freeman Mortuary from 1:00 until 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 19, 2010 . Funeral services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Friday, November 19, 2010, in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Dr. Doyle Sager and Chaplain Jim Mueller officiating. Committal services and entombment will be held at the Mausoleum of Riverview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Children's Ministry at First Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. www.freemanmortuary.com
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