Mary Koshak

December 6, 2013 

Mary Evelyn Koshak

July 18, 1960 - Nov. 19, 2013

Mary Evelyn Koshak, 53, of Harrisonville, died Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, with her family at her side.

She was born July 18, 1960, to Melvin Beach and Evelyn Beach in Kansas City, the second of two children.

Mary graduated from Hickman Mills High School in 1978 and soon began working as a hospital administrator at Research Medical Center. She went on to work there for over 19 years.

She was married to Danny Jennings 1979-1984. In 2000, she married her soulmate, Alan Koshak. They shared a fairy-tale, blissful life together on their small farm, where she enjoyed the peace of the verdant Missouri outdoors.

Mary is survived by her mother, Evelyn Beach of Harrisonville; loving husband, Alan, of Harrisonville; sister Melanie (Bill) Brunk of Pleasant Hill; twin nieces, Deidra and Debrah Duncan of Lenexa, Kan.; step-children Tom Koshak of Belleville, Ill., and Katie Koshak of Springfield.

She was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Beach, of Harrisonville.

Mary was a loving daughter, wife, sister, aunt, and friend. Her family asks you not shed tears for her passing; rather, smile for the wonderful times you shared with her.

There was a Celebration of Life service Nov. 23 at Dickey Funeral Home, Harrisonville.

In lieu of flowers, please tell someone close to you how much you love them and how much they mean to you.

To send the family online condolences, please visit

Arrangements: Dickey Funeral Home, 2401 E. Mechanic St., Harrisonville, MO 64701; 816-884-6244.

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