Peaceful 09

Mary Jo Callanan

May 21, 1947 ~ March 10, 2022 (age 74)


Mary Callanan, born May 1947, was called upon to join the Lord on Thursday March 10th 2022.  She is preceded in death by her Father and Mother, Orville & Johanna Primeau, and her beloved Husband, Ronald Callanan.  She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Kelley (Callanan) Miller and Jeff Miller, and our Callanan/Wilhelm side of the family. Brothers in law and Sisters in Law; Robert Callanan preceded by Barbara Callanan, Philip Lucido preceded by Frances Lucido, Barbara Callanan and Robert Meinhart, preceded by Glenda Muente, Kathleen and Mick Eskew, Judith Kamp preceded by James Kamp, Robert and Rita Wilhelm, preceded by Gary and Janet Wilhelm. Nieces and Nephews; Patricia & Robert Wroblewski, Pamela and Randy Mueller, Michael and Shelly Callanan, Keith and Angela Kamp, Kevin and Jill Kamp, Sheila and Greg Brown, preceded by Kevin Austin, Lisa and Mike Roger, Shelley Meyer, Robert and Lea Anne Callanan,  Randy and Chris Wilhelm, Amy Wilhelm, Sheri Fisher, preceded by Rick Fisher, Jerry and Anna Mary Geist, Jack and Jackie Geist, Kristine and Robert Wagner, Karen Rogers, Jennifer and Tony Lauer, Pamela Hundley, David and Jessica Wilhelm. 

Mary was the kindest soul who loved everyone very deeply.  She was raised in the St. Louis & St. Charles areas of Missouri when she met a handsome man who had recently been honorably discharged from the Navy and had served in Vietnam.  They met in Oct 1972, it was love at first sight and they were married May 1973.  After Ronnie was transferred to Texas with his job in 1984 and having no family in the state of Texas other than Kelley and Ronnie, Mary adopted her dear friends as her extended family.  She is also survived by Pete, Bette, Michael, Leslie, Coda, Maren & Kenneally McCardel, Don and Colleen Thompson, Alyce and Fred Bard, Linda Farley, and Norman Dreling.  Those of us who had the privilege and opportunity to know Mary, loved Mary.  She was who you wanted to call to get advice, pop open a bottle of wine with and just chat, and to take with you when you bought a car.  She was a tough lady.  She was fiercely compassionate. She was so funny.  She is and always will be so much more than the words on this page.  She is my mother, my friend, my confidant, my shoulder, my hug and my kiss…my everything.

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March 19, 2022

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Gateway Funerals & Cremation
17390 Preston Rd. Suite 310
Dallas, TX 75252

Graveside Service
April 1, 2022

3:00 PM
DFW National Cemetery
2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy
Dallas, TX 75211

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