In Loving Memory…

Marian E. McCarty

Marian Elizabeth McCarty, 98, of Sedalia, passed away Thursday, August 29, 2019, at Cedarhurst Assisted Living in Sedalia.

She was born August 12, 1921, in Sedalia, daughter of George Thomas and Etta Edith (Kendrick) Murphy, who preceded her in death.

On December 27, 1941, in Green Ridge, she married Ralph Wilbur McCarty, who died September 26, 1952.

Marian was a graduate of Green Ridge High School and attended Central Methodist College, St. Louis Business School and State Fair Community College. She worked for the Social Security Administration.

Marian was an active member of Broadway Presbyterian Church, N.A.R.F.E., the Green Ridge Garden Club, SOROSIS, Red Cross and was an avid Bridge player.

She enjoyed watercolor painting, gardening and decorating. Her life was centered around her family.

Surviving are three children, Susan Elizabeth Daniels (Pete), of Sedalia, George Michael “Mike” McCarty (Nancy), of Golden, CO, and Gayle Gerber (John), of Lee’s Summit; three grandchildren, Christopher McCarty, Cara McCarty Pool, and Molly Gerber Henley; three great-grandchildren, Timothy McCarty, P.J. McCarty and Hattie Henley; a brother-in-law, Bob McCarty (Mary), of Sedalia; and numerous cousins.

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, SEPTEMBER 14, at Heckart Funeral Home, with Rev. Rob Hughes officiating. A reception will follow the service at the Heckart Family Center.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Broadway Presbyterian Church.


  1. Sheryl Wasson Veit

    So sorry to hear of Marian’s passing, I know you do not remember me probably but my mother Maybell Close Wasson was a friend of hers. I remember Susan from when we were children. Prayers to your family.
    Sheryl Wasson Veit

  2. Dear Susan and McCarty Family, please accept my sincere condolences and prayers upon Marian’s death. She was a dear, great lady and her legacy will endure here. Fondly, Pam

  3. My sincere condolences to the family. Marian was such a lovely lady. Janet Proctor

  4. Gayle, Mike and Susan,
    I was so sorry to hear of the death of your mom. When I was growing up she impressed me as the most enthusiastic and positive adult that I knew! She was of those people that made the world a better place for all the rest of us. And lastly, I’ll always remember that she was the person I went to see to get my first Social Security card – that probably planted some seed that caused me to later spend my career working for SSA! You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Susan, Gayle, and Mike – I have such wonderful memories of your mom at Broadway Presbyterian. It seems like from the time I was a little girl, she was always there at Sunday School. Marion had such beautiful taste and style and always managed to make everything look perfect. I’ve missed seeing her but I won’t forget her kindness.

  6. What a great lady she was. She always welcomed me into her home and made my favorite pizza of all time. Blessings and prayers to Susan, Mike, and Gayle.

  7. Beverly Reese Sharp

    Please accept my deepest sympathies Gayle, to you and your family. You have been blessed to have such a gracious lovely Mother for so many years.

  8. Gayle Susan and mike. Was sorry to hear of your loss. My dad and your mom not only worked together for years but were also friends until he passed away. Will be thinking of you all during this time

  9. Cathy Slocum Kreisel

    Dear Gayle and family, I am truly sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of your Mom from not only my childhood but all thru life. She was a great lady. Keeping all of you in my prayers.

  10. Gayle, I’m so sorry for the loss of your Mom. For some reason I missed when this happened. You know what a huge part she played in making my life as normal as possible after my Mom passed. I will never forget her kindness and your generosity in sharing your birthday parties with me. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.

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