Mary Elizabeth Ahlbrandt born June 30, 1929 to Bert and Vyra Sloan in Lee’s Summit, MO, passed March 15, 2018.
She graduated from Lee’s Summit High School in 1947. Afterwards, she studied at the Conservatory of Music in Kansas City. Mary Elizabeth worked in Silent Unity for several years prior and ended her work career at Black & Veatch Engineering.
She loved teaching piano to young people and doing recitals. She wrote and directed multiple small shows using ordinary people to entertain in places like The Oddfellows Home, Wadsworth, Leavenworth Penitentiary and many others. She organized and was the musical director in the 1965 Lee’s Summit Centennial Play Unity Gardens Players. In latter years, she played for many dances at John Knox Village.
Mary Elizabeth was an avid supporter and officer in many civic organizations and women’s groups. She organized Unity Garden Extension Club, was president of General Federation of Women’s Club of Missouri, the Local AARP, and a member of Missouri Girls’ Town, BPW, and many more. She closed out her years by authoring two books on the histories of Lee’s Summit, Pleasant Hill and Lone Jack titled “Going Down Memory Lane.”
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Virginia Zeiffle; cousin, Blake Sloan; and grandson, Brian Williams. She is survived by her children, Ron Williams (Cindy) and Sondra Hall (John); grandchildren, Chris Hall, Mike Hall, Kelly Pabis and Sarah Williams; and two great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held 11:00 a.m. Monday March 19, 2018 at Langsford Funeral Home with visitation prior from 9-11. Burial in Sloan Cemetery, Pleasant Hill, MO. In lieu of flowers the family suggest memorial contributions be made to a charity of your choice.