Mary Lou-Milbourne-Obituary

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Mary Lou Milbourne

Dec 19, 1926 - Jul 21, 2020 (Age 93)

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What a great lady , and what a great devoted family, I will miss her .

Wendy, I am Mattie Blank's daughter. Since mom is now in a nursing home, I want to express to you how much mom and I loved Mary Lou. She was a kind, friendly, caring, giving, hard-working woman. She will be missed.

Mary Lou was so kind to our dance class at the Eagles Lodge, always remembering us with a huge plate of delicious homemade candies every Christmas. She even shared her recipe for toffee, which is the best I've ever tasted. We will miss her smiling face at the Eagles where she liked to play cards too. Deepest sympathy to Wendy & the rest of her family in their loss.

Sorry for your loss....we played balled with Mary Lou in the 50's. Bill was the coach and Reggie was the little bat boy. We played in the league during the week and traveled all over the country on the weekends. Over the years, we all went our separate ways. One day I went to the boat and ran into Mary Lou, what a surprise! Soon we started meeting for lunch and talked and laughed about good times. Mary Lou was a beautiful person who loved her family dearly. We lost a wonderful friend! ...

Mary Lou was such a wonderful person. I worked with her for years at American National Bank, always had a smile, and she LOVED her baseball. When we started up a girls ball team for the bank, she was the 'oldest' member , yet the BEST player we had!! She played short stop and FIRED off hand 'stinging throws' for outs at first base every time. Kind of felt sorry for the 1st baseman, haha! What an arm!! Prayers for her family and friends. She was loved by many. RIP Mary Lou. Love, Bonnie...

Mary Lou (Boo) was a very special friend. She will be missed by everyone who knew her, especially her family. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

So sorry to everyone in the family for the passing of Mary Lou. She was loved, God bless her.


Mary Lou's Obituary

To view the Live Broadcast of the memorial service, scroll to the bottom of the obituary text and click on the video screen "Play" Button" The Broadcast will begin at 11:00 AM, (Central Time) on Tuesday, July 28, 2020.

The family requests that masks be worn and practice social distancing for the visitation and service.

Mary Lou (Boo) Milbourne, 93, of St. Joseph, MO, passed away Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.

She was born December 19, 1926 in Cawood, MO, to the late Reginald and Velma (Pittsenberger) Casaday.

In June of 1947 she married Bill Milbourne. He preceded her in death in December 1995.

She worked at the former American National Bank as a teller and was a member of the Eagles Lodge, and was an avid card player, bowler and softball player. She enjoyed woodworking, landscaping, candy and dessert making and her greatest passion was her backyard.

Mary Lou was strong in her Christian faith. 

In addition to her parents and husband, She was preceded in death by her son; Reggie.

Mrs. Milbourne is survived by, daughter in-law; Wendy (Geary) Chambers, granddaughter; Angie (Sam) Thompson, grandson; Jason (Michelle) Milbourne, great-grandchildren; Jaycee and Kiley Roe, Ari and Ava Milbourne and numerous extended family.

The family will receive friends 10-11 AM Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at the Heaton-Bowman-Smith & Sidenfaden Chapel. A memorial service will follow at 11 AM. The service will be live streamed at

The family requests that masks be worn and practice social distancing for the visitation and service.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society or Mosaic Hospice.


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