Mary L. (nee Winters) McGinnis of Steelville, Missouri was born on Friday, March 25, 1949 in Vanduser, Missouri to Benson L. and Alta Lillian Johnson Winters and passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021 at the age of 72 years and 3 months.
Mary graduated from McCluer High School in Florissant, Missouri and then went to Missouri Baptist University for nursing where she obtained her license to be a LPN.
She married David Hanson McGinnis on December 4, 1967 in Florrisant, Missouri.
They lived in Pevely, Missouri for a short time, while there she worked with infants at St. Anthony’s Hospital and in her free time loved to go bowling.
After moving to Steelville, Missouri Mary put her degree to use as she also worked at Gibbs Care Center, then the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James, Missouri where she retired after 25 years. She then went back to work for Pyramid Health Care out of Rolla, Missouri.
During her time working for the Missouri Veterans Home, she made homemade wicker baskets for 20 years called, “Whittenburg Valley Baskets.” She went to a lot of craft shows.
Mary accepted the Lord as her personal Savior at an early age and was a member of First Baptist Church in Steelville, Missouri.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Benson and Alta Winters; brother, Jonathon “Jack” Winters; and sister, Sandy Ripple.
She is survived by her children, Dave (Paula) McGinnis of Steelville, Missouri, Albert (Melissa) McGinnis of Cuba, Missouri and Amy (Chris) Hofmann of Foley, Missouri; sister, Lynn Winters of Farmington, Missouri; grandchildren, Andrew (Sara) McGinnis and Austin McGinnis, both of Steelville, Missouri, Amity McGinnis of Gerald, Missouri, Addison McGinnis and Asher McGinnis, both of Cuba, Missouri, Cain Warren, Tyler Hofmann, Alyssa Hofmann and Austin Hofmann, all of Troy, Missouri; great grandchildren, Nellie and Emilia McGinnis both of Steelville, Missouri and Haysley Tarkington of Troy, Missouri; other relatives and friends.
Visitation from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.
A memorial service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri with Pastor Rick Haggett officiating.
The family chose cremation as her final disposition.
Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Steelville, Missouri.