top banner

Obituary Listings

Mary Lee Schoenhals

November 25, 1937 May 3, 2020
Mary Lee Schoenhals
There are condolences waiting approval on Mary's Tribute wall
Obituary for Mary Lee Schoenhals

Mary Lee Schoenhals, 82, Carthage, Missouri, passed away Sunday evening, May 3, 2020 at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, Missouri. She was born November 25, 1937 in El Dorado Springs, Missouri to the late Rev. J. Paul Kinnison and Helen (Green) Kinnison. Mary Lee was a 1956 graduate from Marionville High School, Marionville, Missouri and received her bachelor’s degree in education from Southwest Missouri State in Home Economics. She also took graduate courses in communications from the University of Missouri.

Mary Lee married Rev. Lawrence Schoenhals on June 6, 1971 in Carthage. She worked at the University of Missouri Extension Office, specializing in housing and interior design; she also demonstrated food preparation on channel 7 KOAM. She was a member of the Church of God Holiness of Silver Moon, where she taught adult Sunday School and served the congregation as the pastor’s wife.

Survivors include her husband, Lawrence Schoenhals; two daughters, Kayleen Smith and husband Charles “Chuck”, Neosho, Missouri, and Marleen Galloway, Carthage, Missouri; three grandchildren, Marshal Paul Smith, Monika Smith, and Myles Smith; one sister, Betty Kinnison, Carthage; and many extended family and friends.

Visitation will be held 3-6 pm, Thursday, May 7 at Knell Mortuary. Due to the social distancing requirements, we encourage those who do not work to try to come before the 5 o’clock hour. Funeral Services will be held Friday, May 8 at 10 am at The Church of the Nazarene in Carthage. Social distancing will be observed. Interment will follow at Fullerton Cemetery, Carthage. Memorial gifts are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in care of Knell Mortuary. Online condolences may be expressed through Arrangements are under the direction and personal care of Knell Mortuary.

To send flowers or plant a tree in memory of Mary Lee Schoenhals, visit the Tribute Store.

Previous Events





3:00 PM 5/7/2020 3:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 5/7/2020 6:00:00 PM
Knell Mortuary

308 W. Chestnut
Carthage, MO 64836

Knell Mortuary
308 W. Chestnut Carthage 64836 MO
United States





10:00 AM 5/8/2020 10:00:00 AM
Church of the Nazarene

2000 Grand Ave.
Carthage, MO 64836

Church of the Nazarene
2000 Grand Ave. Carthage 64836 MO
United States

Cemetery Details


Fullerton Cemetery Final Resting Place

W. Dogwood Road
Carthage, MO 64836

W. Dogwood Road Carthage 64836 MO
United States

Memorial Contribution

Knell Mortuary

Memorial gifts are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in care of Knell Mortuary.

Create new album
Subscribe To Obituaries

We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.
Mary Lee Schoenhals

Thank you for sharing your
memory of Mary

Provide comfort for the family by sending flowers or planting a tree in memory of Mary Lee Schoenhals.

Send Flowers
No thanks, please don't show me this again.