Mary Anne Bisbee (Shoebrook) passed away at her home on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She is survived by her husband of 25 years Bill; her daughters, Amy Morales (Joe) and Grace Bisbee; granddaughter Susanna; and brother, John Shoebrook (Rosalina). She is preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Peggy Shoebrook and older sister, Connie Gulley.
Mary Anne was born in Kansas City on June 4th, 1955 and grew up in the Brookside area, attending St. Peter’s Grade School, Hogan High School, Northwest Missouri State and graduated Summa Cum Laude, in Mathematics, from Rockhurst University in 1977. She was immediately hired by Hallmark Cards IT department, became a project manager, where she worked for 33 years until she became medically disabled.
Mary Anne was vivacious and warm with a wide group of friends. She was a great mom and was devoted to her parents and siblings. She loved to play sports and was an adamant Royals, Chiefs and Jayhawks fan, never missing a Royals opening day until this year. Once a year, she and her Hallmark “girlfriends” excitedly ventured to an out-of-town Chiefs game. She will be greatly missed by so many.
Services will be at St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church, 75th and Main, Kansas City, MO on Monday, May 22, 2017 with Visitation from 5pm to 7pm Funeral Mass at 7pm. Burial will be the following morning at Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers the family request donations to: Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America, 3846 West 75th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Assistance by Funeral Advocates, LLC.
Rest in peace my very dear best friend. Say hi to Peggy and Cliff and Connie for me in heaven. I have so many memories of fun times. So glad you came into my life so many years ago.
BEAUTIFUL human being in every way. A lady knows when it’s time to leave, RIP Mary Anne RIP ?
I have so many wonderful memories of MaryAnne growing up as her same age cousin. I loved her so, along with Connie and John. Today my thoughts and prayers are with Bill, who was an amazing caregiver, along with Amy, Grace, John and Rosalina. Love you all,
I am so sorry to hear this sad news! I enjoyed working with Mary Anne at Hallmark.
I knew Mary Anne for most of my life (since I was old enough to remember as a baby). She was fun to be around and someone that you always looked forward to seeing again and spending time with. I have a lot of great memories with her that I will carry forward. I feel very greatful that I had the opportunity to get to know her. She will be missed by many.
I first met Mary Anne when she was MAE at Hallmark. She always knew how to have fun outside of work and brought that fun spirit into the workplace with her which enriched all of our lives. She has been missed from Hallmark for quite a while and now will be missed by all.
One of the most genuinely loving and caring souls I have had the honor to know. She was family and she will be missed.
She was the epitome of a true Hallmarker. What a beautiful smile! She was super smart, but was also nice to us “Users” aka non I/T people!
We are sorry for the loss of such a beloved Mother. Blessings to her beautiful daughter, Grace.
So much for a Mom to be proud of …
For Mary Anne’s family I pray God comfort you in your time of sorrow knowing she is in the loving care of our Divine Father in heaven.
During this difficult time, may your guardian angels give you and your family warmth, shelter, and hold each together as your love one, Mary Anne, is with our Lord.
Bless you and your family.
A lovely person, unique.