Mary Therese Ismert, 59, of Kansas City, MO passed away September 12, 2012. The rosary will be prayed at 2:30 pm, Sunday, September 16th at Christ the King Parish, 8510 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO, followed by visitation until 5:00 pm. Visitation will also be from 9:00-10:00 am Monday at Christ the King Parish followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00. Interment will be at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Christ the King Parish Future Fund.
Therese was born February 3, 1953 in Kansas City, MO to Lawrence B. and Rose Marie Byrne. She was a graduate of Saint Theresa's Academy, class of 1971, and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Avila College in 1975. Therese was a lifelong member of Christ the King Parish where she and her husband met and raised their children. Therese was a devoted wife, mother, and Catholic, and in her quiet way became a pillar of her community and in the lives of the many people she touched. She constantly volunteered for leadership roles in her kids activities and in parish initiatives. Some of her favorite roles included being a Cub Scout den mother, receiving Boy Scout Troop 30 “Mother of the Year” award, volunteering for the girl scouts where she led the girls on many campouts, and leading many different Pro-Life initiatives. She also enjoyed running a non-profit health food co-op for many years. Recently she served as a board member for the Missouri Right to Life Western Region, and began volunteering at the Christ The King Montessori Preschool.
Therese was preceded in death by her father, Lawrence B. Byrne, her infant son, Paul Gerard Ismert, and her nephew, David Byrne. She is survived by her husband, Martin E. “Mike” Ismert of the home; children, Ben Ismert and wife Christie, Luke Ismert and wife Bridget, George Ismert and wife Traci, Monica Lagos and husband Gonzalo, Maria Mincher and husband Jeff, Vince Ismert and wife Jessica, Gabe Ismert, Martin Ismert, Jesse Ismert, and Cecilia Ismert; grandchildren, Henry, Eli, Abe, Stella, Louisa, Gus, Vivian, and Isidora; mother Rose Marie Byrne; siblings, Ed Byrne, Sean Byrne, Blaise Byrne, Rosemary Stoermann, and Larry Byrne; mother-in-law, Katherine R. Ismert; brothers and sisters-in-laws and many nieces and nephews.
We miss you mom.
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