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Mary Taylor (Neal) Fuelling
Oct 09,1923---Jun 24,2018

Mary Taylor (Neal) Fuelling eased into the next chapter of her life in Christ on June 24, 2018 at the age of 94. Born to Nell and Harley Taylor in Des Moines, IA, she was a tennis jock for the Roosevelt Roughriders, then worked for Equitable of Iowa. It was there that the Personnel Director introduced Mary to her son, Charles Neal – overwhelmingly handsome in an Army Air Corps uniform. They married and their daughter arrived a year later on the same day Mary’s father, Harley Taylor, died.

So much of Mary’s life was devoted to others -- as a “mother’s helper” when a small child, working full-time to help build her husband’s business, and going back to work as a legal secretary (when the state of the art was electric typewriters!) to be sure her daughter’s college tuition would be paid. Always a cheerful, positive influence, she was invited to become a member of organizations wherever she lived: by her beloved P.E.O. Sisterhood in Des Moines and Cedar Rapids IA, Roswell NM and Kansas City MO; Tourist Club, Garden Club, Symphony Guild and her churches (First Presbyterian in Roswell and Country Club United Methodist in Kansas City).

Following her divorce, she was sought out by State Representative Kenneth “Bud” Fuelling while she worked at the Iowa Legislature. Bud brought not only a gentle grace to their marriage but also three wonderful adult children: Jannes DeCamp, Orrin Fuelling and Gene Fuelling and their families.

Mary is survived by her daughter, Linda Mary Neal of Prairie Village, KS and cousins Christy McCoy and Mary Rose Nichols and their families of Adel, Iowa.

A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at Country Club United Methodist, 400 W. 57th, Kansas City, MO 64113 at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers may be sent to the church; please note “Children’s Ministries”.

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Celebration of Life
Country Club United Methodist Church
400 W. 57th
Kansas City
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Date of Service:
Jul 14 ,2018
Time of Service:
11:00 am
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