Mayola McFeders departed her earthly home and took her eternal rest July 5th, 2021, at the Centerpoint Hospital, Independence, MO. Mayola was born January 20, 1923, in Nevada, MO to Henry Campbell and Frances Maupins. She was preceded in death by her husband Theodore William McFeders, Jr., daughter in law Patsy McFeders, son in law Herman Boyd, Jr., brothers, Charles Campbell, Will Henry Campbell, Lukie Winn, Jr., and brother-in-law, Harold McFeders.
Mayola was educated in Sedalia, MO. During high school, she met the love of her life Theodore McFeders. They were married July 17, 1943. To this union four children were born: Theodore William Ill, Kenneth Leroy, Frances Elizabeth, and Steven Edward.
Mayola united with the Second Baptist Church of KCMO at 10th & Park location under the pastorate of Dr. E.E. Chappelle. She genuinely loved the Lord, her family, and her church family. Mayola served faithfully as the church secretary from October 1961 to Jan 1985. Through the years, she also participated in the Birthday, Travel, Health & Happiness Club (BTH&H), Sunday School, Ruth Circle, Fellowship Boosters Club and Widows Network. She also served as a Sunday School Teacher, Chairperson of the Pastor’s Anniversary and Camp Committee, and member of the Trustee Board, to name a few. She and her husband played an active part in the Scouting program at the Tenth and Park location for many years.
Mayola and her husband Theodore lived in the Beacon Hills Neighborhood (BH) since 1945. They were highly active in the Beacon Hill McFeders Community Council that was named in his honor. In October 2017, she was featured in the KC Star expressing her thoughts on the transition of the neighborhood and the urban development of new homes. As great pioneers of the Beacon Hill Neighborhood (BH), they stood with other residents to make BH a thriving place to live, work and play. Mayola was also highly active in the National Active Association for Retired Federal Employees (NARF).
Mayola enjoyed cooking, family gatherings, and visiting her grands. She always put God first in her life and ensured that her children were brought up in the love and adoration of the Lord.
Her memory will be cherished by three sons Theodore (Frances) McFeders, Kansas City, MO, Kenneth (Antionette) McFeders, Fairview Heights, ILL, and Steven (Carolyn) McFeders, Kansas City, MO; one daughter Frances Boyd, Independence, MO; Grandchildren, Kenneth L. McFeders, Lisa Boyd, Michele (Chauncey) Dawson, Tristen McFeders and Steven McFeders, Jr., all of Kansas City, MO, David W. McFeders, Lansing, ILL, Michael (Jamie) McFeders, Cypress, TX, Theodore J. McFeders, Saint Thomas, VI, and Denesha (Rodney) Reed, Blue Springs, MO; Great Grandchildren, Jerald Lockridge, Devin Brown, Deron Washington all of Kansas City, MO, Edward J. McFeders, Nashville, TN, Averi McFeders and Carter McFeders both of Cypress, TX, and Paige Reed, Blue Springs, MO; Great-Great Granddaughter Jayde Lockridge, Lee’s Summit, MO, sister in law Maize Campbell, Independence, MO and Helen Keith, Kansas City, KS; longtime neighbor Brenda Worford, many nieces and nephews and the Second Baptist Church, KCMO family.
Funeral service will be held next Thursday, July 15, 2021, 10:30am at Second Baptist Church. Interment Leavenworth National Cemetery, LVNKS. Visitation will be from 9am-10:30am at the church. Service conducted by Watkins Heritage Chapel. Condolences may be shared on our website.
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