|Birth: ||Oct. 2, 1941|
|Death: ||Jul. 12, 2012|
Mary Kathryn Lipsmeyer Schaad, died Friday, July 13, 2012, in a Little Rock
Hospice, following years of suffering from a crippling Rheumatoid Arthritis. She was
70 years old. Mary Kay (Rusty) was preceded in death by her parents Madge and
Edward Lipsmeyer and a brother, George Robert Lipsmeyer.
On graduating from Mount Saint Mary Academy in Little Rock, Mary Kay was
awarded a scholarship to Saint Vincent's School of Nursing where she obtained her
R.N. degree. After completing nursing studies, she worked in Pediatric Nursing at
Saint Vincent's while teaching Basic Nursing Principles to incoming students.
In 1963 Mary Kay left Little Rock to complete basic training in the United States
Air Force. Her first assignment was at Griffiss Air Force Base Hospital in Rome,
NY. Over her nursing career she worked in ER, OR, ICU and CCU units in various
Veteran Administration hospitals in New York and Pennsylvania. When her medical
condition made rigorous floor duty impossible, she held supervisory nursing
positions in the Pittsburgh Veterans Administration Hospital.
Mary Kay is survived by her children, Carl Schaad of State College, P A and Lisa
Schaad Kaiser of Westerville, Ohio; sisters: Eleanor Lipsmeyer, M.D. of Little Rock,
Elizabeth Lipsmeyer of Norfolk, VA and Joan Frances Lipsmeyer of Harrison, AR;
brothers: Charles Edward Lipsmeyer of Honesdale, P A, Michael Joseph Lipsmeyer
of Little Rock, and William Mark Lipsmeyer of Keller, TX; grandchildren: Connor
and Cassie Schaad, and Alison and Adam Kaiser; and numerous nephews and
nieces. A rosary service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 15th in the chapel of Griffin Leggett Healey & Roth, 5800 W. 12th, Little Rock (501) 661-9111. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, July 16th at the Cathedral of St. Andrew, 7th and Louisiana Streets, Little Rock with Msgr. John O'Donnell as celebrant.
The family wishes to thank the physicians, nurses and staff at the central Arkansas VA Hospital and Hospice Home Care for their loving and compassionate care of Mary.
In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to Hospice Home Care, 2200 S. Bowman, Little Rock, AR 72211, or to a charity of your choice.
Edward Francis Lipsmeyer (1909 - 1998)
Frances Magdalen Schnitzer Lipsmeyer (1914 - 1991)
Mary Kathryn Lipsmeyer Schaad (1941 - 2012)*
Mary Kathryn Lipsmeyer Schaad (1941 - 2012)
George Robert Lipsmeyer (1952 - 1962)*
Created by: Susan
Record added: Jan 10, 2013
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