Obituaries Michael Wayne McAnarney

Michael Wayne McAnarney


RALEIGH, N.C. — Michael “Mike” Wayne McAnarney, formerly of Osage City, died Friday, Sept. 24, 2021, in Raleigh, N.C., where he had lived since 1988. He was 62.

He was born March 11, 1959, in Topeka, to Leonard and Bonnie McAnarney. He grew up in Osage City, and attended the Osage City school system, graduating from Osage City High School in 1977. He then attended the University of Kansas, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Land Use and a master’s in Urban Planning. He spent his career in retail real estate, with various companies as well as an independent broker.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother, Jon.

He is survived by his wife, Maureen; five daughters, Eileen, Katharine, Casey, Jenny and Meghan; his siblings, Kathy McAnarney Terrill (Dan), Mark McAnarney (Amy), and Jeff McAnarney (Maureen); and his nephews and nieces, Brian, Connor, Kevin, Matt, Josh, Abby and Ryan.

A private family Mass will be held Oct. 1.

Memorial contributions may be made to KU Endowment (in support of  the Urban Planning Program) and sent to P.O. Box 928, Lawrence, KS 66044 or online at

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