Mary Louise Eldridge, 81, of Wood Heights, MO, passed away peacefully Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 8:44 p.m. at Lawson Manor with family at her bedside.
Mary was born October 10, 1940 in Kansas City, MO. Mary was a beautiful, sweet and sassy soul that made friends everywhere she went. She loved old westerns, country music, card games, and hummingbirds. Mary loved staying up all night listening to country music and playing cards with her boyfriend, Bill. She loved gardening, going on road trips, and made the best “Grandma’s” Spaghetti. Her favorite song was Charlie Pride, “Kiss an Angel Good Morning”, it always made her smile, and she would dance and sing along with it. You could always find Mary with a cup of coffee and a chocolate chip cookie in her hand making everyone laugh by telling jokes and giving them a hard time.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Napolean and Mildred Merrell; her late husband, Kenneth Eldridge; son Nickie Eldridge; a daughter, Kathy Eldridge; a grandson, Michael Eldridge Jr.; and her dog, Jake.
Survivors include her significant other, Bill Marrant; two daughters, Janice Lewis and Courtney Fizer (John); three sons and their wives, Greg Bartholomew (Peggy), Mike Eldridge (Sheena), and Kenny Eldridge (Tammy); daughter-in-law and best friend, Ulva Eldridge. Grandchildren and spouses include Tiffany Wilson (Clyde), Meagan Schwab, Logan Bartholomew (Jenna), Landon Bartholomew (Samantha), Jeremy Eldridge, Charlie Eldridge, Samantha Eldridge, Nick Eldridge (Brentney), Lauren Eldridge, and Zach Eldridge. Great grandkids include Brooklynn Schwab, Gracie Bishop, Paisley Eldridge, Haylee Eldridge, Auttumn Eldridge, Timothy Eldridge, Adrian Bartholomew, Clyde Jr Griffin and Waylon Griffin.
We will miss her more than words can express.
Visitation and Funeral Service will be held at Bross Spidle Funeral Home, 217 N. Broadway, Excelsior Springs, MO 64024, Thursday, April 21, 2022. Visitation will be from 3 to 4 p.m., with the funeral following from 4 to 5 p.m.
Memorial contributions in memory of Mary will be donated to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Our Sincere Condolences
I will always treasure getting to meet Mary. She loved her family very much and was always a ray of sunshine wherever she went! She had a zany sense of humor and was always fun to be around. I will miss her much and will always be grateful for the times we got to share.
Mom, God has blessed me in many ways. Getting to know you had filled a hole in my heart, helping me to understand myself better. I have tremendous respect and love for you for the way you chose to live your life despite all the heartache you have had to endure. I would like to believe that you continue to live on through my family. I recognize your personality in several generations of my family.
You will never be forgotten!
Your first born,
Mary was the sweetest.
We sat on her “patio” we called it at the manor she loved her coffee with cream bacon eggs and toast for breakfast.
My husband and I definitely miss her already.
Prayers for her family.
But know she’s at peace now.
Thinking of you today.
Dave and Cindy Croy
Knowing you for 11 years it was hard to say goodbye. I loved her so much, she was a great great grandma. I love her for ever and always be in my heart. I pray she feels better and is happy and dancing to kiss an angle good morning by Charlie Pride. Thank you Lawson Manner homes for taking care of her, we love you guys.
Knowing her for almost 11 years I loved her so much she was the best great grandma ever. I loved her to Pluto in back. I really hope She feels better in heaven. I can’t wait to see her again someday. Thank you so so much Lawson manner for keeping her and taking care of her we really appreciate it. She always will have a piece in my heart. My new favorite number is 17,844 because 17 is the day and 844 because that’s the time thank you again love you grandma. I will love you forever and never forget this I love you so much.