Theresa A. (Lutz) McCarl

November 27, 1943 ~ July 28, 2022 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Theresa McCarl Obituary

Theresa A. McCarl, 78, of Harrisonville, Missouri passed away surrounded by her family on Thursday, July 28, 2022. She was born on November 27, 1943 in Garnett, Kansas, to Martin Lutz and Opal Klinginsmith Lutz.

Theresa’s family moved to the Laredo, Missouri area in 1946. She attended school in Laredo, where she played basketball and was valedictorian of her graduating class.

She went on to attend college in Kirksville, Missouri. Theresa worked for the local bakery during her college years where she met her future husband, Robert E. McCarl (Bob). On June 1, 1963 Theresa and Robert were married at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Trenton, Missouri.

Theresa and Bob moved to Illinois where they welcomed three beautiful children into this world. They were blessed with two daughters and a son. Theresa was a homemaker who loved to sew, decorate cakes, and support her family. She spent many years volunteering with her church family. You would often find her at PTO meetings for her children, cleaning the church, a leader in the Legion of Mary, a member of the auxiliary group, and a Girl Scout leader. Theresa was a caregiver to her mother and helped with her grandchildren’s child care needs.

She is survived by her daughter, Denise (Scott) Merrill of Topeka, KS, Robert (Trina) McCarl II of Adrian, MO, and Cindy (Mike) Walsh of Harrisonville, MO, a sister-in-law, Lynn Lutz of Boonville, MO, a sister-in-law, Gloria Jewett, of Burlington, IA, a sister-in-law, Gloria McCarl of Fort Madison, IA several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many cousins.

Theresa is preceded in death by her husband, Robert E. McCarl, her parents, Martin and Opal Lutz, her brother, Irl Lutz, and an infant brother.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Resthaven Mortuary, Trenton, Missouri. Burial will be in Resthaven Memorial Gardens, Trenton, Missouri.

Family visitation will Thursday August 4, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. at the mortuary.

Open Visitation will be Wednesday, August 3, 2022 from 10:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M. at the mortuary.

Memorial contributions may be made in lieu of flowers to Avalon Hospice, 5375 SW 7th Street, Suite 500, Topeka, KS 66606.


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Open Viewing
August 3, 2022

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Resthaven Mortuary
310 North Hwy 65
Trenton, MO 64683

August 4, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Resthaven Mortuary
310 North Hwy 65
Trenton, MO 64683

Funeral Service
August 4, 2022

11:00 AM
Resthaven Mortuary
310 North Hwy 65
Trenton, MO 64683


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