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Mary G. Roos

Mary G. (Clements) Roos, 93, Shawnee, passed away Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, at Shawnee Mission Medical Center.  
Mary was born Feb. 2, 1920, to the late Ralph and Edna Clements in Pittsburg. Mary attended St. Mary’s College and completed her nurse’s training at Providence Hospital. On Aug. 29, 1941, she married Eugene Roos in Pittsburg. She served as the nurse for Head Start of Shawnee Mission for 15 years before retiring in 1985, and also worked as substitute school nurse for St. Joseph Grade School. 
Mary was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, where she served on the Altar Society, Resurrection Choir, Respite Care Committee and served on the Parish Council of St. Joseph Church in 1970 and again in 1982. Mary was a member of the ANA, the Pink Ladies, and the Johnson County UNOs.
Mary was preceded in death by her loving husband in May 1970. She is survived by her eight children,  Dave Roos and wife Marcia, Iola, and his four brothers and three sisters; 18 grandchildren and 39 great grandchildren.
Burial has taken place. The family suggests memorial contributions in lieu of flowers be made to the St. Joseph Grade School Technology Fund or to the St. Joseph Parish Adoration Chapel.

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