Charlene McMahill

Charlene McMahill, 80 passed away on September 8, 2023 at Research Hospital surrounded by loved ones.

Charlene was born on December 10, 1942 in Kansas City, Missouri to her parents Charles and Agnes Pierce. In her youth she survived the Ruskin tornado, and also graduated from Ruskin Sr. High School in 1961. She was a beautician at Syndicut Beauty Salon when she met and fell in love with Calvin. They were joined in marriage on April 22, 1972. Together they built an Incredible loving marriage and home filled with love and laughter. They lovingly raised their children, grandchildren and many neighborhood kids like they were their own. In Charlene’s later years she lived at John Knox Village.

She enjoyed volunteering at the gift shop, greeting visitors with her beautiful smile. She loved visiting with family and friends, playing Bingo, putting a jigsaw puzzle together, all kinds of crafts. She left an impression on everyone the knew her just like her beautiful handwriting, always closing with ”Love Me, Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma”

Charlene is proceeded in death by her parents Charles and Agnes Pierce, her brother Charles Pierce, her beloved husband Calvin McMahill, and her granddaughter Isabella McMahill.

Charlene is survived by her children Scott & Carol McMahill, Jennifer & Joey Dekat, Courtney McMahill, Christopher McMahill. Her grandchildren Brandon, Jessica, Tracy, Zoey (William) and Austin. Her great grandchildren Jordyn, Jesse, Zephaniah, and Kingston.


  1. Carol Henson on September 14, 2023 at 3:48 pm

    She was always a friendly face when I saw her. I’m so sorry for your loss.

  2. Carla Greer on September 14, 2023 at 4:05 pm

    I loved Charlene she always had something funny to tell you in every situation! I’m praying for the family.

  3. Sheila Nelson on September 14, 2023 at 10:24 pm

    My condolences to the McMahill family. Charlene always welcomed my daughter in her home like one of her grandchildren!! While I was Bella’s caregiver I got to bring her out to see her memaw at John Knox a few times and have great visits with her!! RIP Charlene

  4. Kyla on September 15, 2023 at 11:38 am

    I really enjoyed spending time with Charlene, she helped me (well fixed) the afghan that I tried to crochet. I think of her every time I get it out, it will remain a special memory to me. My condolences on your loss. She touched many lives.

  5. Connie M Clark on September 15, 2023 at 4:47 pm

    Connie Clark
    September 15, 2023
    “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills from whence cometh my help: My help cometh from the Lord”
    To Courtney and the entire McMahill family,
    I was very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom Charlene McMahill.
    We don’t always know the reasons God does what he does, when he does. But Time is God’s Gift.
    Wishing all your hearts will always be filled with warm thoughts and treasured memories of MOM.
    May God continue to bless your family and I pray your strength in the Lord.

  6. Lori Roberts on September 15, 2023 at 8:59 pm

    Charlene was one of the sweetest women I ever had the honor of knowing. My deepest sympathies go out to her family and loved ones.

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