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Margaret 'Margie' Ohmes

March 16, 1926 — April 19, 2017

Margaret (Margie) Ohmes, 91 of Kansas City, KS went to be with the Lord surrounded by her family Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Morningside Place, Overland Park. Rosary will be at 9:30am Monday, April 24, followed by visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 am followed by the Mass of the Resurrection at 11:00am at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 2910 Strong Ave., Kansas City, KS. 66106. Inurnment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital.
Margie was born March 16, 1926 in Kansas City, KS to Tom and Margaret (Brennan) Rowland. She graduated from Bishop Ward High School in 1943. She was united in marriage to Wendell Ohmes Jr. on Jan 26th 1946. Wendell and Margie made their home in Kansas City, KS. She lived a life of service to her family, her church and her friends. She had an infectious laugh and a loving and sensitive heart. She served in many capacities in her parish church, where she sang and cantored for over 60 years and frequently sang for weddings and funerals. She held offices in St. Johns Mothers Club, the PTO, Den Mother, Girl Scout Leader and Campfire Leader, member of the Legion of Mary, Altar Society, Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Daughters of Isabella. She was also a member of the Bereavement Committee. Music was always one of Margies favorite pastimes whether singing or listening. Margies hobbies included, bowling, crocheting, sewing, square dancing and bridge. Later in life she was a member of the Red Hat Society, and took up painting, bingo and happy hour. She was a loving Mother who devoted her energies to staying at home with her children for 30 years before she returned to the workforce as an administrative assistant.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Wendell Ohmes Jr, her parents Tom and Margaret (Brennan) Rowland, her brother Tom (Gin) Rowland and her sister Joan Freeman. Her survivors include; 3 daughters, Donna (Kevin) McCulloch, NSW, AU, Linda (Lynn) Baldwin, Henderson, NV. Nancy (Tim) Payne, Spring Hill, KS; 4 sons, Greg (Kim) Ohmes, Olathe, KS, Dave (Ruth Ann) KCK, John (Elizabeth) Augusta, GA, Jerry (Liz) KCK. 15 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. She will be remembered for her faith in God, love for her family, her unique sense of humor and her love of music. EULOGYEulogy for Mom
Good Morning.
I am Donna. The oldest daughter of Margie and Wendy.
On behalf of the Ohmes family I would like to thank each of you for your Presence here this morning, and for Your Love and Your Support at this time. I would also like to thank my brothers and sisters for the significant contribution that each one made to this eulogy.
Mother lived a long and full life. My brothers and sisters and I will look forward to sharing some of the many great stories about our Mother with you when we meet at table later today and you may even want to share a few of your own.
Two of mothers attributes that stood out for me were her physical beauty and her lovely voice. As I grew up I was always proud of how beautiful she looked especially when she dressed up to go out. Our home was often filled with song as Mom would sing as she did housework, while doing the dishes, and any time at all. She used to have us give her a line any line and she would then break into a song that started with the word or words that we supplied.
Mom spent many hours making sure that we were well groomed as we went out to meet the world. She spent hours packing lunches and in putting delicious meals on the table for nine of us. Meal time was central to our family dynamic as we were all present then. There are many memories of those times but one that stands out is the oft repeated retelling by Dad of how they met. We all knew it was inaccurate and Mom would laugh along with him at the absurdity of his stories and then say, "O Wendy!"
I admired her courage and her determination and perseverance in her commitment to us and to Dad through many difficult times. She had an indomitable spirit exemplified in her singing full voice, right here in this Church, week after week, until at age 86 she retired to Greenwood Terrace Apartments. Her faithfulness to her commitment to Dad and us gave me a sense of stability and an example of keeping ones commitments through thick and thin.
I especially remember how she loved having a new baby and what very good care she took of each one! Her only dream in life was to be a Mother! She fulfilled that dream 7 fold! And now the seven of us have assimilated the gifts that she and Dad gave to us and we are here to continue their legacy of loving, faithful service to a world in need of each of our own unique gifts. I am grateful that she followed her heart.
We had many fun times together as a family. She was the heart of the family and she held each of us in her heart. She was compassionate and gregarious and she was the life of the party. She and Dad made it a party for the whole family when we gathered together. This is evidenced today whenever we are all together and wherever we go, to a wedding, a funeral, the hospital or a restaurant, you will hear our loud infectious laughter! People often express their desire to join our party or sit at our table because we are having so much fun.
Mother enjoyed bowling, playing bridge, and square dancing, the Water and Light picnics and family gatherings at Shawnee Mission Park. For our Birthdays she would make our choice of dessert and she had a knack for getting just the right birthday gift for each one including later her childrens spouses, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Our home was decorated beautifully for Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving when the rooms would resound with relatives, friends, laughter and food!
Mother outpictured the virtues of Love and Faith, Joy and Courage, Long Suffering and Endurance, Perseverance and Determination, Compassion and Creativity, Hope, Child Likeness and an Open and Generous Mothers Heart.
Mom would consistently listen to each one who would come to her with their need and she would do whatever she could to serve that one. The forms of her service and of her talents were many and varied. She was our chef, our doctor, our serenader, our seamstress, our confidante, our defender, our advocate, a painter, a guitarist, a pianist, a vocalist, but above all, she was always there. She was always there for us and for that we are all most grateful!
I am grateful for her Love and Light and the opportunity that she gave to me by giving me Life and in giving Life to my four brothers and two sisters, the best siblings that anyone could ever want. We each have strong personalities, fiery hearts, strong wills, determination and perseverance, compassion and courage. These are all qualities that we got from Mom.
It is my hope that as she has now completed her Mission as Mother to us that she will be flooded with oceans and oceans of Love and Grace and that every tear will be wiped away from her eyes as she is brought to the place where she will be able to hear that wonderful appellation "Well Done, My Good and Faithful Servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will make you a ruler over many things, enter into the Joy of the Lord." Matt. 25: 21

In closing I would like to read the words of a song Mother often sang.
M Is for the Many things she gave me,O Means only that shes growing Old.T Is for the Tears she shed to save me,H Is for her Heart of purest gold.E Is for her Eyes with love light shining,R Means Right and Right shell always be.
Put them all together, They spell MOTHER. A word that means the world to me.

Margaret (Margie) Ohmes, 91 of Kansas City, KS went to be with the Lord surrounded by her family Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at Morningside Place, Overland Park. Rosary will be at 9:30am Monday, April 24, followed by visitation from 10:00 to 11:00 am followed by the Mass of the Resurrection at 11:00am at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 2910 Strong Ave., Kansas City, KS. 66106. Inurnment will be in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, KS. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Judes Childrens Hospital. Margie was born March 16, 1926 in Kansas City, KS to Tom and Margaret (Brennan) Rowland. She graduated from Bishop Ward High School in 1943. She was united in marriage to Wendell Ohmes Jr. on Jan 26th 1946. Wendell and Margie made their home in Kansas City, KS. She lived a life of service to her family, her church and her friends. She had an infectious laugh and a loving and sensitive heart. She served in many capacities in her parish church, where she sang and cantored for over 60 years and frequently sang for weddings and funerals. She held offices in St. Johns Mothers Club, the PTO, Den Mother, Girl Scout Leader and Campfire Leader, member of the Legion of Mary, Altar Society, Eucharistic Minister and a member of the Daughters of Isabella. She was also a member of the Bereavement Committee. Music was always one of Margies favorite pastimes whether singing or listening. Margies hobbies included, bowling, crocheting, sewing, square dancing and bridge. Later in life she was a member of the Red Hat Society, and took up painting, bingo and happy hour. She was a loving Mother who devoted her energies to staying at home with her children for 30 years before she returned to the workforce as an administrative assistant. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Wendell Ohmes Jr, her parents Tom and Margaret (Brennan) Rowland, her brother Tom (Gin) Rowland and her sister Joan Freeman. Her survivors include; 3 daughters, Donna (Kevin) McCulloch, NSW, AU, Linda (Lynn) Baldwin, Henderson, NV. Nancy (Tim) Payne, Spring Hill, KS; 4 sons, Greg (Kim) Ohmes, Olathe, KS, Dave (Ruth Ann) KCK, John (Elizabeth) Augusta, GA, Jerry (Liz) KCK. 15 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren. She will be remembered for her faith in God, love for her family, her unique sense of humor and her love of music. EULOGYEulogy for Mom Good Morning. I am Donna. The oldest daughter of Margie and Wendy. On behalf of the Ohmes family I would like to thank each of you for your Presence here this morning, and for Your Love and Your Support at this time. I would also like to thank my brothers and sisters for the significant contribution that each one made to this eulogy. Mother lived a long and full life. My brothers and sisters and I will look forward to sharing some of the many great stories about our Mother with you when we meet at table later today and you may even want to share a few of your own. Two of mothers attributes that stood out for me were her physical beauty and her lovely voice. As I grew up I was always proud of how beautiful she looked especially when she dressed up to go out. Our home was often filled with song as Mom would sing as she did housework, while doing the dishes, and any time at all. She used to have us give her a line any line and she would then break into a song that started with the word or words that we supplied. Mom spent many hours making sure that we were well groomed as we went out to meet the world. She spent hours packing lunches and in putting delicious meals on the table for nine of us. Meal time was central to our family dynamic as we were all present then. There are many memories of those times but one that stands out is the oft repeated retelling by Dad of how they met. We all knew it was inaccurate and Mom would laugh along with him at the absurdity of his stories and then say, "O Wendy!" I admired her courage and her determination and perseverance in her commitment to us and to Dad through many difficult times. She had an indomitable spirit exemplified in her singing full voice, right here in this Church, week after week, until at age 86 she retired to Greenwood Terrace Apartments. Her faithfulness to her commitment to Dad and us gave me a sense of stability and an example of keeping ones commitments through thick and thin. I especially remember how she loved having a new baby and what very good care she took of each one! Her only dream in life was to be a Mother! She fulfilled that dream 7 fold! And now the seven of us have assimilated the gifts that she and Dad gave to us and we are here to continue their legacy of loving, faithful service to a world in need of each of our own unique gifts. I am grateful that she followed her heart. We had many fun times together as a family. She was the heart of the family and she held each of us in her heart. She was compassionate and gregarious and she was the life of the party. She and Dad made it a party for the whole family when we gathered together. This is evidenced today whenever we are all together and wherever we go, to a wedding, a funeral, the hospital or a restaurant, you will hear our loud infectious laughter! People often express their desire to join our party or sit at our table because we are having so much fun. Mother enjoyed bowling, playing bridge, and square dancing, the Water and Light picnics and family gatherings at Shawnee Mission Park. For our Birthdays she would make our choice of dessert and she had a knack for getting just the right birthday gift for each one including later her childrens spouses, her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Our home was decorated beautifully for Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving when the rooms would resound with relatives, friends, laughter and food! Mother outpictured the virtues of Love and Faith, Joy and Courage, Long Suffering and Endurance, Perseverance and Determination, Compassion and Creativity, Hope, Child Likeness and an Open and Generous Mothers Heart. Mom would consistently listen to each one who would come to her with their need and she would do whatever she could to serve that one. The forms of her service and of her talents were many and varied. She was our chef, our doctor, our serenader, our seamstress, our confidante, our defender, our advocate, a painter, a guitarist, a pianist, a vocalist, but above all, she was always there. She was always there for us and for that we are all most grateful! I am grateful for her Love and Light and the opportunity that she gave to me by giving me Life and in giving Life to my four brothers and two sisters, the best siblings that anyone could ever want. We each have strong personalities, fiery hearts, strong wills, determination and perseverance, compassion and courage. These are all qualities that we got from Mom. It is my hope that as she has now completed her Mission as Mother to us that she will be flooded with oceans and oceans of Love and Grace and that every tear will be wiped away from her eyes as she is brought to the place where she will be able to hear that wonderful appellation "Well Done, My Good and Faithful Servant. You have been faithful over a few things, I will make you a ruler over many things, enter into the Joy of the Lord." Matt. 25: 21 In closing I would like to read the words of a song Mother often sang. M Is for the Many things she gave me,O Means only that shes growing Old.T Is for the Tears she shed to save me,H Is for her Heart of purest gold.E Is for her Eyes with love light shining,R Means Right and Right shell always be. Put them all together, They spell MOTHER. A word that means the world to me.




SERVICES Rosary
Monday, April 24, 2017 9:30 AM
St. John the Evangelist 2910 Strong Kansas City, Kansas 66106
Visitation
Monday, April 24, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist 2910 Strong Kansas City, Kansas 66106
Funeral Mass
Monday, April 24, 2017 11:00 AM
St. John the Evangelist 2910 Strong Kansas City, Kansas 66106
Inurnment
Monday, April 24, 2017 12:30 PM
St. John the Evangelist 2910 Strong Kansas City, Kansas 66106
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