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Alumni Obituary – Mary Elizabeth Ruxlow

Mary RuxlowMcPherson, Kansas – After 5 years of battling cancer with such a courageous and optimistic spirit, Mary Ruxlow (CC ’87), 53, of McPherson, Kansas passed away at 8:53 a.m., Tuesday, December 29th, 2020 while in the company of her husband, at her home.

Mary was born in Richfield, Minnesota on January 25, 1967, a daughter of Louise and John Paul.

Mary attended the Richfield grade schools and graduated from Richfield High School, Richfield, Minnesota. She then attended Central Christian College, in McPherson, Kansas. While attending college she met the man of her dreams.

Mary Elizabeth Paul was united in marriage to Robert L. “Bob” Ruxlow on March 30, 1990, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, in McPherson, Kansas. The young couple established their first home together in Lincoln, Nebraska. This union was blessed with the birth of a son, Alex. In 2005 the family moved back to McPherson.

She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in McPherson, Kansas.

Through the years Mary worked at the McPherson Senior Center as an attendant, McPherson College in the Cafeteria, and was currently working as a Specialist for Pfizer in McPherson, Kansas.

Mary enjoyed scary movies with her friends, family, playing cards, her beloved dog Quincy, and watching her son in his sporting events and other activities.

She is survived by her husband, Bob Ruxlow, of McPherson, Kansas, and her son, Alex Ruxlow, of Lincoln, Nebraska, other relatives, and a host of friends.

Mary was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Women and Children Combating Cancer or McPherson County Humane Society in memory of Mary and they can be sent to Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home; 222 Euclid, McPherson, KS 67460.


Central Christian College of Kansas is a four-year collegiate institution that strives to offer Christ-centered education for the whole person through four core characteristics: heart, soul, mind, and strength. Its history dates back to 1884, and it is located in the friendly town of McPherson, Kansas. Central is a strategically small college that offers over forty areas of residential study and a thriving online program for non-traditional students. To learn more about Central, go to Visit the Foundation of Central Christian College to see what projects and events are coming up.

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