Archive for Thursday, April 22, 2004

Mary Ladesic, political pioneer, 1st woman elected

April 22, 2004

Mary Ladesic, the first woman elected to public office in Wyandotte County, died April 17, 2004, at her home.

Funeral services were Wednesday, April 21, 2004, at the Stony Point Christian Church in Kansas City, Kan.

Ladesic, 68, was the Wyandotte County Treasurer for 17 years before retiring in 1997. She was the recipient of numerous national awards for her innovative tax programs, and she was active in the Wyandotte County Democratic Party.

Mrs. Ladesic is survived by her husband, William Ladesic; three children; 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

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