Mary Lou Borushaski

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Mary Lou Borushaski, 89, of Wheaton, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, at Medicalodges Neosho in Neosho.

She was born June 30, 1928, in Wheaton, the daughter of John Loyd and Vergie (Cartwright) Ghan. On Aug. 25, 1945, she was united in marriage to Clarence “CJ” Borushaski, who preceded her in death.

Also preceding her in death were her parents and one brother, Wayne Ghan.

Survivors include: three sons, Gary Borushaski and his wife Kathy of Monett, Ron Borushaski and his wife Patty of Neosho, and Dan Borushaski and his wife Linda of Carthage; a half-sister, Royetta Akin of Monett; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

She attended Truman High School in Independence, and Wheaton High School in Wheaton. Mary and CJ lived in Drexel, where they farmed and she owned and operated Mary’s Drive Inn. In 1967, after their three sons joined the military, they moved back to Wheaton to continue farming for the next 30 years. For several years, she worked at a garment factory in Pierce City and then the local grocery store in Wheaton.

Services were held Monday at Wheaton United Methodist Church under direction of McQueen Funeral Home in Wheaton. Burial was at Muncie Chapel Cemetery in Wheaton.

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