Mary Lee Schoenhals

Mary Lee Schoenhals, 82, Carthage, passed away May 3, 2020 at Freeman West Hospital in Joplin. She was born Nov. 25, 1937 in El Dorado Springs to the late Rev. J. Paul Kinnison and Helen Kinnison. She was a 1956 graduate from Marionville High School in Marionville and received her bachelor’s degree in education from Southwest Missouri State in home economics. She also took graduate courses in communications from the University of Missouri.
She married Rev. Lawrence Schoenhals in 1971 in Carthage. She worked at the University of Missouri Extension Office, specializing in housing and interior design; she also demonstrated food preparation on channel 7 KOAM. She was a member of the Church of God Holiness of Silver Moon, where she taught adult Sunday School and served the congregation as the pastor’s wife.
Survivors include: husband, Lawrence Schoenhals;  daughters, Kayleen (Charles) Smith of Neosho and Marleen Galloway of Carthage; three grandchildren; sister, Betty Kinnison of Carthage; and many extended family and friends.
Visitation was held May 7 at Knell Mortuary. Funeral services were held May 8 at The Church of the Nazarene in Carthage. Interment followed at Fullerton Cemetery, in Carthage. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in care of Knell Mortuary. Online condolences may be expressed through Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.


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