Throughout her working career she scooped ice cream at the old Peter Pan, clerked at Wilson Drugs, daytime manager at Legal Tender, spent untold years driving back and forth to Wichita as a telephone operator for Southwestern Bell and continued, until her passing, to be a faithful employee of Newton Medical Center registering patients.
Mary was a pillar to everyone who knew her. She was the best example of a true friend to all she deemed friends and had "a heart of gold" offering to do anything she could to help. She loved the many "furry friends" she owned over the years and would often dog sit for her people friends. She was "Aunt Mary" to not only her biological nieces and nephews but also to the children of her oldest and dearest friend, Debbie Pendry. She had the heart of a mother to her closest friends and family.
Preceding her in death were her parents and infant brother, David Larry. Surviving family are brother Gary Steinkirchner and wife Daphynne, sister Susan Kile and husband Kenny, sister Patti King and husband Kevin, 1 niece, 3 nephews, 2 great-nieces, and 1 great-nephew.
A celebration of life will be held Saturday, October 22, 2022, at 2:00pm at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home with Maddie Nelson, Operations Pastor at Life Church, Wichita , KS, conducting the service.