Mary D. (White) Tischer was born June 3, 1951 to Clarence and Mary Lou White in Kansas City MO.
Mary and the family lived in Raytown MO during her growing-up years. Mary attended Raytown South High School, graduating in 1968. She then attended college at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg MO, graduating in 1972 with a degree in secondary education. Mary met her future husband Thomas F. Tischer while at college and they married in November 1973. Tom and Mary have 3 children–Julie, Jeff, and Justin–and 3 grandchildren–Jackson Tischer, Kendall Tischer, and Harper Cummings.
Mary began her professional career as a Home Economics teacher at Hickman Mills High School in Kansas City MO and taught for three years. But she realized that her true passion was interior design. Mary owned and operated Expressions by Mary for 40 years. She had many repeat customers over the years. I watched many times as Mary would make sure that every single detail was to her approval and well beyond. Mary was a member of American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).
Mary was a natural caregiver to her family, but she impacted so many other friends and family in that same manner. Over the years she was involved with the food pantry and single moms ministries at Abundant Life Church, where Tom and Mary have been members since 2007.
Mary was preceded in death by her father and mother, Clarence White and Mary Lou White and brother-in-law Jerry Scherer.
Survivors include her husband of 48+ years Thomas F. Tischer, daughter Julie A. Cummings (Jeremy), sons Jeffrey G. Tischer (Kristy), and Justin D. Tischer, grandchildren Jackson Tischer, Kendall Tischer, and Harper Cummings, sisters Donna Scherer and Joyce Grosskopf (Dan), brother Larry White (Elaine) and a number of nieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions can be made to Abundant Life Food Pantry.
Arrangements by Langsford Funeral Home, 115 SW 3rd Street, Lee’s Summit, MO 64063