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Mary Margaret "Marney" Wamsley

June 3, 1926 — February 18, 2024

Mary Margaret "Marney" Wamsley was born on June 3, 1926 in St. Ignatius, MT and passed away on February 18, 2024 in North Oaks, MN.

Marney attended St. Catherine's College and received her Master's degree from Notre Dame. Her educational career was vast. She taught at St. Margaret's Academy, St. Anthony High School, Derham High School, St. Thomas College in Minnesota and Werribee Secondary College in Australia. She was the principal at 2 Minnesota high schools in Marshall and Wayzata.

Marney was a bright star in the lives of those around her. She was an inspiration to her students, fellow workers, family, and lucky friends. Marney was so loved by her family and enjoyed her frequent visits with them. Marney loved the Mission Mountains and Flathead Lake in MT, the outdoors, dogs, politics (especially Democrats), an occasional Manhattan, ice cream, fond memories, and most of all her family. She was the epitome of loyalty and generosity to her friends. Life will never be the same for us without Marney.

She was predeceased by her parents, George W and Grace E Wamsley, and her brothers Joe, Jim, George, Phil (Pink), Fran, and Gene Wamsley, nieces Phyllis Roedl and Lori Kull, and nephew Dick Wamsley. She is survived by her devoted family Rod (Barbara) Wamsley, Bev Bauer, Ritzi MacKenzie, Bill (Anne Scully) Wamsley, Pat (Jeff) Wilson, Mike (Wendi) Wamsley, Mary Wamsley, Dennis (Nancy) Wamsley, Madeline Cooper, Maureen (Clinton) Filler, and Mark Wamsley and their extended families, and by longtime friends Mary Kay Buskin and Gayle Lens and many others who loved her.

Interment will be next summer in Montana.

Memorials can be made in memory of Mary "Marney" Wamsley to St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave F12, St. Paul 55105 or


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