Mary Elizabeth Russell Maglinger

  • Born: April 9, 1929
  • Died: January 4, 2020
  • Location: Owensboro, Kentucky

Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303

Tel. (270) 683-1505

Tribute & Message From The Family

Mary Elizabeth Russell Maglinger, 90, of Owensboro, passed away Saturday January 4, 2020 surrounded by the family she loved. She was born April 9, 1929 and became the greatest mom three sons and a daughter could ever hope for. Some of her greatest treasures included the salvation Jesus Christ offers to all who believe and trust in His righteousness, death and resurrection alone to bring pardon for sin and peace with God (a gift she shared with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren). She loved studying God's Word and sought to apply it in her daily life. She was a prayer warrior for all her family, friends and neighbors. And she loved being Woodrow Maglinger's wife and the mother of their four children.

She was also preceded in death by her mother, Frances Virginia Russell; her husband of 48 years, Woodrow Maglinger Sr.; and a daughter-in-law, Susan Maglinger.

Mary is survived by her three sons, Woody Maglinger II, Steve Maglinger and Gary Maglinger and wife Carol; a daughter Barbara and her husband Skip VanZant; five grandchildren, Woody Maglinger III and wife Leigh Ann, B.J. Maglinger, Art Maglinger and his wife Sarah, Jennifer and her husband Raffo Wimsett, Benton Maglinger, and Maggie VanZant; and five great-grandchildren, Hope Maglinger, Will Maglinger, Susie Maglinger, Christian Maglinger and Titus Maglinger.

The funeral service for Mary Maglinger will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory where visitation will be from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. Tuesday and after 9:00 a.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery.

Her family believes that the greatest donation made in her memory would be for fellow believers to proclaim the Gospel of Christ with those who know it not, and that all believers would love God with all their heart, mind, body and soul and love their neighbors as Christ loves us.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

My sister Juanita and I lived next door to Mary Elizabeth when we were kids and remained friends for life. Juanita died a few days before Mary. She was always such a kind and nice person!

Posted by Bob Howe - Owensboro, KY - Family Friend   January 08, 2020

We send our love and sympathy to the Maglinger family. Mary was a sweet, beautiful lady who was even more beautiful on the inside. She always had a kind, thoughtful word for everyone. Jesus filled her sole and He always shined through her. We are sorry we will not be with you to celebrate Mary's life. We love you and will continue to pray for each of you.

Posted by Jerry & Jane Paul - Owensboro, KY - Friend   January 07, 2020

Mary was one of a kind, her love for her Heavenly Father, her family and even us crazy's that just hung around all the time was amazing! She also made some really good brownies!
Woody, Steve,Gary & Bobbie love,hugs and prayers for you all.

Posted by Sheree Anderson Royal - Jeffersonville, IN - Family Friend   January 07, 2020

Please accept our deepest sympathy in your time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
The Medical Department

Posted by Angie Funk - Owensboro - Coworker   January 07, 2020

I will always remember Mary at the craft store and the fun classes she had. She was a wonderful woman and I will miss her as a neighbor. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Posted by Becky Self Simmons - Owensboro, KY - Neighbor   January 06, 2020

I have had Mary on my mind a lot lately. Havent seen her since the art and craft store closed which I still miss. Thought a lot of her and her family. God Bless you all

Posted by Sue Newton - OWENSBORO, KY - Acquaintance   January 06, 2020

We loved Mrs. Maglinger so much and know that she will be greatly missed! She was such a godly, sweet lady and a wonderful example for Christ She and Mr. Maglinger welcomed me into their home many times and I learned so much by the beautiful role models they were to the world around them. Woody, Steve, Gary and Bobbi - all of you and your families are in our thoughts and prayers. Bobbi, thank you for being the sister that I never had all these many years! What an incredible family reunion you all will have in heaven when you are reunited one day! Heaven just grew a lot sweeter!!! Love all of you!!!!

Posted by Joy (Rowe) Hagan - My. Washington, KY - Family Friend   January 06, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the Maglinger family. My parents, Charles and Mary, deeply loved Woodrow and Mary.
Chuck McKinnis

Posted by Chuck McKinnis - Owensboro, KY - Family Friend   January 06, 2020

Mary was a true friend and neighbor. Even though I didn't see her often, I felt honored to have visited her. Her
Wisdom and Faith in the Lord has been a impact on my life. I'm so happy that I visited with her 10 days ago.
She will be missed but never forgotten in my eye. Love. Prayers for Mary and the family.

Posted by Rosemary Rumage    January 05, 2020

A wonderful wise Christian lady ... I will miss her so much!

Posted by Cindy Robertson - Henderson, KY - Family   January 05, 2020

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