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Sister Mary Kratina

Female 1924 - 2018  (93 years)


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  • Name Mary Kratina 
    Title Sister 
    Nickname Mary Arthur 
    Born 2 Apr 1924  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Feb 2018  Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 5 Feb 2018 
    Person ID I21458  Rossville
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2018 

    Father John R Kratina,   b. 5 Jul 1894, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1976, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Helen Hruska Kratina,   b. 19 Jun 1898, Dolany, Moravia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1983, St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1932  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4206  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Obituary- Kratina, Mary
    Obituary- Kratina, Mary
    Sister Mary Kratina
    Sister Mary (Mary Arthur) Kratina, OSB, 93, a Benedictine sister of Mount St. Scholastica, Atchison, Kans., died Thursday, February 1,2018, at the monastery. The vigil service will be Sunday, February 4, at 4:00 p.m. in the monastery chapel, and the Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated there Monday, February 5, at 10:30 a.m.

    Sister Mary was born in Chicago, Ill., on April 2,1924, but spent most of her childhood in the Rossville, Kan., area. After graduating from Immaculate Conception High School in St. Marys, Kan., she worked as a welder during World War II until entering the monastery in 1944. She earned her B.S. in education at Mount St. Scholastica College and M.S. in education at St. Louis University, and pursued further studies at the University of Detroit and Washburn University. She taught in area schools and was also a principal for several years. Later, she served in religious education for children and adults in several parishes, conducting workshops, leading prayer groups, and teaching in ecumenical settings, and also taught in St. Marys, Kan. Returning to Atchison in 1998, she was laundry supervisor for eight years.

    Sister Mary was preceded in death by her parents Helen and John Kratina, and her brother George Kratina. She is survived by her brother John M. (Marjorie) Kratina, sister-in-law Patricia Kratina, the families of nieces Tammy (Dennis) Biswell of Wamego and Debra (Karim) Hazim of Topeka, and nephew John M. (Cynthia) Kratina of Topeka, and her monastic family. Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home (beckerdyer. com) is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be sent to Mount St. Scholastica or made online at the Mountís web site (www.mountosb.org).