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Mary gained her angel wings on August 29, 2022, at home and was surrounded by loving family. She was 83 years old.
Mary was born in Kansas City, MO to Frank and Geneva (Leone) Mingrone on April 21, 1939. After graduating from High School, Mary completed her bachelor’s degree at Ottawa University in Health Care Administration and Communication then received a master’s degree in Business Administration from Lindenwood University.
Mary became a Radiologic Technologist in 1958. In the early 1960’s she joined Baptist Memorial Hospital in Kansas City, where she was Coordinator of the school of Radiography. In the late 1970’s, Mary became the Program Director of the school of Radiologic Technology at Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University in St. Louis, MO. She enjoyed teaching and was well known and respected by many of her previous students. She developed the SART (Self-Assessment in Radiologic Technology) computer program whereby students and technologists could assess their knowledge and skill in Radiologic Technology. She loved cooking and baking, reading, sewing and doing many different crafts, just like her mother. She made many crafts and along with her mother, donated them to the Don Bosco Senior Center where her mother volunteered for over 35 years.
Mary married the love of her life, Gerald (Jerry) Kimberlin and they shared a wonderful life together. Her large family was the focus of her life, but Mary also helped anyone who was in need of anything, anytime, without hesitation. She had an extremely generous soul and will be missed by many.
She is survived by her husband, Jerry Kimberlin; daughter, Jennifer Huffman; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Alexander Huffman; sisters-in-law, Grace Molinero, Clarene Haas, Jeanne Dimartino, and Dee Hast; brother-in-law, George Sanders and by many beloved nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her mother and Father, Geneva and Frank Mingrone; sisters, Ann Rizzuti, Carrie Storms, and Grace Sanders; sisters-in-law, Dixie Howald and Nedra Szachta; brothers-in-law, Ralph Storms, Chuck Haas, Gene Molinaro, Ralph Storms, Kenneth Howald and Bill Kimberlin; son-in-law, Ronald Huffman, M.D.
Details of the Memorial Service to be announced at a later date.
rachel plurad mccarthy says
Mar will always be loved, so much more than she ever knew.. a true inspiration in her faith in the Lord. She lovingly , yet firmly touched so many. Mary also kicked one’s butt appropriately and firmly, because she believed in us. The world has lost a great\, loving and forgiving person,
I know she will be watching over us..she is loved by many.
Kerry Serrano says
Mary was my program director when I was a student at MIR / Wash U. What a classy lady. She was always there for us students! She was the reason I passed my registry in Radiologic Technology! She let us all come to her house to help us study a few days before we took our registry! She always had a smile on her face and a jar of candy on her desk when we came to her office before class. She was so respected by all of us! She was smart, an excellent teacher and always, always made learning fun!
I have not and will never forget her intelligence, kindness and beautiful smile. I am so very sorry for her family. What a jem she was! Rest in peace Mary???
Terry Abella says
Mary was so sweet She always helped others so much If you ask her to help she would always do extra work to make the event better My sincere condolences to all the family Will keep you in my prayers So sorry to miss her service but I will be out of town
Margaret Hall says
Mary was a fellow member of St. Bernadette parish and I enjoyed visiting with her before the rosary and Mass each Sunday.She was very appreciative of anything one did for her. At the Fall Festival tom & I usually ate with Mary & Jerry. She will be missed and remembered fondly.