Mary Jean Linnebur – Downing and Lahey
Mary Jean Linnebur
Date of Death: November 4, 2019
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St. Patrick Catholic Church
2007 N. Arkansas
Wichita, KS 67203
Thursday 11/7, 7:00 pm
Funeral Mass
St. Patrick Catholic Church
2007 N. Arkansas
Wichita, KS 67203
Friday 11/8, 11:30 am

Mary Jean Linnebur, 85, passed away November 4, 2019. Received her music education degree from Wichita University, taught at Cheney Elementary, and retired from USD 259 after 40 years. She had a very strong faith and volunteered her time with various organizations at her parish. Rosary will be Thursday, November 7th at 7:00 pm, Funeral Mass will …
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Carolyn Beavers left a message on November 12, 2019:
Mary Jean was a treasured friend. I have missed interacting with her each day. She will be truly missed.
Susan Keeton Malzahn left a message on November 8, 2019:
Ms. Linnebur was my music teacher at Cleveland Elementary in the late ‘60s. I remember her teaching us Hiku poems as well. She was a wonderful teacher and made a big impression on me. I am so glad she continued to teach all those years. May you Rest In Peace Ms. Linnebur!
Kathleen Slaymaker left a message on November 8, 2019:
The Slaymaker and Pruitt family members are thinking of your family and have many fond memories of Mary Jean. A wonderful person to know as a teacher, neighbor and friend. Slaymaker family
Thomas left a message on November 6, 2019:
A couple nights ago, a lovely soul left us. My mom's sister, Mary Jean Linnebur, passed away Monday evening. Though she never had children of her own, she had tremendous passion for and took great pride in the countless children she taught as a music educator. Over her 40-year career of sharing her love of music with her students, she touched many lives--several of my friends had Ms. Linnebur as their music teacher at either McLean or OK Elementary. As her nephew and Godson, I always saw my aunt as a loving, adventurous soul. I admired her for her interest in and love for me and my brothers, but I especially was inspired by her interest in experiencing life. Maybe her love for life stemmed from her being a cancer survivor; regardless, she was always up for an adventure. Her basement was a museum of delight for me--filled with an array of artifacts, instruments, books, albums, scrapbooks, etc. from her life-adventures here at home and from around the world--not to mention there being a ping-pong table to boot where my brothers and I spent numerous holiday gatherings exercising our sibling rivalries armed with what eventually became a set of dented balls and peeled paddles. Her heart and soul was devoted to her Catholic faith, and much of her retirement was dedicated volunteering through her church. If you knew my aunt, you knew what a special person she was.
Harry Simpson left a message on November 6, 2019:
Well done, good and faithful servant. Well done. Rest in Peace Mary.
Downing and Lahey left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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