Mary Louise Hathcock, 81

Graveside services for Mary Louise Hathcock, 81, of Kansas City, Missouri, will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, June 26, 2024, at Terrace Park Funeral Home in Kansas City. A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at Gospel Hill Cemetery in Pottersville. 

She died June 21. Mary was born Feb. 16, 1943 in Bakersfield, to Burl and Myrtle Roberts. As a young girl she learned to play the piano and possessed a beautiful singing voice. She also made many lifelong friends with whom she continued to stay in touch with. 

After graduating from high school, Mary married the love of her life, Hadley Hathcock, on Sept. 24, 1961. They were inseparable for 60 years until Hadley's death in 2020. Together, they relocated to the Kansas City area, where they built a loving home and raised their family. 

Mary dedicated herself to a career in accounting and administration for various Ford dealerships until her retirement in the early 1990s. Never one to sit idle, she found joy in a second career driving a school bus for the North Kansas City School District alongside her husband—a job that brought her immense fulfillment and allowed her to positively impact the lives of countless children. 

Outside of work, she was often found enjoying the outdoors. Whether it was at a local lake or while on vacation in Colorado or Canada, she enjoyed fishing (usually catching more fish than anyone else) as well as tending to an impressive garden filled with every fruit, vegetable and flower adapted to the Midwest climate. 

Her greatest source of joy was being involved in her children's and grandchildren's activities. 

She and her husband were also devout Christians and proud members of Nashua Church of Christ. 

Mary is survived by her son, Darin Hathcock and his spouse Brandi; grandchildren Nixon Hathcock, Marston Hathcock and Vandyl Hathcock; beloved pup, Reggie; and many extended family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Hadley Hathcock; and children, Michael Hathcock, Brant Hathcock and Cynthia Hathcock. 

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