Date of Birth: 06/30/1931
Date of Death: 02/20/2015
Services: Friday (2-27-2015) Visitation from 9am to 11am followed by a Memorial Mass at 11am at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church, Kansas City, Missouri
Saturday (2-28-15) 12 noon at St. Mary Catholic Church, Bellevue, Nebraska.
Visitation: Saturday (2-28-15) 11:30 to 12 noon at St. Mary Catholic Church, Bellevue, Nebraska.
Interment: Calvary Cemetery, Omaha, Nebraska.
Memorials: K C Hospice House, 12000 Wornall, Kansas City, Mo. 64145 or Great Plains SPCA, 5428 Antioch Dr., Merriam, Ka. 66202
Mary never met a stranger and always loved hearing other people's stories. Born in 1931 in Omaha, Nebraska, Mary was the only child of Arthur and Mabel Stieren. She loved dogs, especially her first dog, Lassie, a Scottie. After a period of living in California, the family returned to Nebraska, where she attended high school in Orleans, Nebraska, and college at The University of Nebraska. She married her high school sweetheart, Donald Biskup in 1950. Together they had nine children and many dogs, as well as turtles, lizards, snakes, and other animals. Mary and Don lived briefly in Bangor, Maine, 10 years in North Platte, Nebraska, 19 years in Kansas City, Missouri, 10 years in Bridgewater, New Jersey, and in Hendersonville, North Carolina. She spent her final years in the Kansas City area.
While Mary and Don lived in New Jersey they enjoyed visiting the sights of NYC. She loved to travel, and spent a year with Don in their motor home touring the United States before they settled in Hendersonville. Mary lost Don suddenly in 1995.
In 2001, she married Don Walker ("D2"), who died in 2002.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Mabel Stieren and daughter-in-law Lori Melton Biskup.
She is survived by her children, Susan Schurman, Mary Valerie (LC) George, Jeff (Sara) Biskup, Karen (Dan) O’Neill, Mark (Heather) Biskup, Greg (Pam) Biskup, Paul (Erin) Biskup, Dan (Becky) Biskup, and Matt (Dena) Biskup, as well as her grandchildren, Elizabeth, Kate, and Valerie Schurman, Alex (Kristin) George and Bridget George, Leah (Kyle) Coady, Ryan and Livia Biskup, Matt , Brian (Yulia), and Sean O’Neill, Hunter and Lindsey Biskup, Luke and Lowell Biskup, Peter and Sam Biskup, Trevor Biskup, Christina and Leland Biskup, and her great-grandchildren, Mason and Ashley George, and Molly Coady.