Obituary of Patrick Thomas McNally Jr.

Patrick Thomas McNally Jr., 95, of Columbia, died June 20, 2022 at Boone Hospital. He was born on February 1, 1927 in Nemaha, Kansas; a son of Patrick Thomas McNally Sr. and Clara (Huerter) McNally. He married Carolyn McLaughlin on February 20, 1954 in Akron, Colorado and she survives.

As a young man, Tom worked for many years as a signal maintainer for the CB&Q Railroad in Colorado and Nebraska. Later in life, Patrick co-owned and operated American Wilcon Plastics for over 20 years. After retiring in 1995, he enjoyed spending his free time with his family.

Tom was a life member of the Knights of Columbus and helped establish several clubs as he and Carolyn moved through the Midwest. Tom is remembered as a kind and respectful man who enjoyed helping others. He spent his free time outdoors gardening and fishing. He especially enjoyed spending time camping.

Tom is survived by his daughter, Marie Schlup (Robert) of Columbia; sons, Mark McNally (Rona) of Kansas, Steven McNally of Florida; a sister Ruth Ellen Babcock of St. Joseph, Missouri; grandchildren Patrick, Erin and Courtney, and 6 great-grandchildren. Tom was predeceased by his parents, a daughter Theresa, his brother Joseph and his sisters Thelma, Berniece and Rosemary.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 25, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 218 Leonard Street, Onaga, Kansas. Interment will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery in Coal Creek, Kansas.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parker-Millard Funeral Service & Crematory, 12 East Ash Street, Columbia, MO 65203 (573) 449-4153. Condolences may be left online for family at

Posted June 22, 2022

Published in the Columbia Daily Tribune

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Chapel Oaks Funeral Home, 218 Leonard Street, Onaga, Kansas

June 25, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.

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