MARY L. (RINNER) WEEKS1922-2018
Mary Louise (Rinner) Weeks, 96, passed away October 4, 2018, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cameron, MO, where she resided for the past ten years.
Mary Lou was born March 5, 1922, in Topeka, KS, the eldest of four children of George and Edna (Retter) Rinner. Along with her parents, Mary Lou was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Max C. Weeks; and brothers, William and Fred Rinner.
Mary Lou was a 1940 graduate of Seaman High School in Topeka, KS. She then entered Kansas State College in September 1940 and after two years went to St. Louis City Hospital School of Nursing for training for the Army Cadet Nurse Corps. Mary Lou served in the Army Nurse Corps as a 2nd Lt. On September 1, 1945 Mary Lou was married to Max C. Weeks in Topeka, KS; they had three children. After honorable discharge from the Army, Mary Lou re-entered Kansas State College and received her Bachelor's degree in Nursing and Home Economics in 1946. Mary Lou’s career as a registered nurse in hospital nursing spanned more than four decades, retiring in 1984.
Survivors include her children, Mary Susan Putzulu (Daniel), Sara Hostetter and John L. Weeks (Sandy); six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She also leaves a brother, Dean Rinner, as well numerous nieces and nephews.
The Family would like to express their appreciation for the outstanding staff at the Missouri Veterans Home-Cameron. Mary not only valued you as her caregivers, but also thought of you as family and friends. We are deeply grateful for each one of you.
Services will be held at 12:30 on Monday, October 22, at Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Road, Leavenworth, KS. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Missouri Veterans Home, 1111 Euclid, Cameron, MO 64429. Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel (816) 781-8228.