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Mary Lou Ketter DeBacker

Female 1928 - 1977  (49 years)


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  • Name Mary Lou Ketter DeBacker 
    Born 3 May 1928  Emmett, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Jul 1977  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 28 Jul 1977  Mount Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3320  Rossville
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2017 

    Father Lawrence B Ketter,   d. 21 Mar 1967 
    Mother Alma (Irene) Troughton Ketter,   b. 11 Jul 1910, Wetmore, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1997, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1927  Purcell Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1610  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George C DeBacker,   b. 24 Aug 1925, Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 2014, Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 13 Jun 1946  Delia, Jackson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Severin N DeBacker
     2. Laureen DeBacker Bryant
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2016 09:16:48 
    Family ID F1603  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 28 Jul 1977 - Mount Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Obituary- DeBacker, Mary Lou 1
    Obituary- DeBacker, Mary Lou 1
    MRS MARY LOU DeBACKER
    Mrs. Mary Lou DeBacker, 49, Delia, died Tuesday, July 26, 1977, in a Topeka hospital where she was readmitted Monday. She had cancer and had been released from the hospital Saturday. She had been admitted to the same hospital June 19.
    She was born May 3, 1928, at Emmett and spent most of her life in the Emmett and Delia communities.
    Mrs. DeBacker was precinct committee- woman for the Democratic party in Jackson County’s Washington Township several years. She was a past president of the Sacred Heart Altar Society in Delia.
    She was married to George DeBacker June 13, 1946, at Delia. He survives.
    Other survivors include a son, Severin DeBacker, Delia; a daughter, Laureen DeBacker, at home; her mother, Mrs. Irene Ketter, Delia; two brothers, Lawrence Ketter and Melvin Ketter, Topeka; a sister, Mrs. Florence Martin, Topeka; and a granddaughter.
    Rosary was recited at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at Verschelden Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday (today) at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Delia. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery at St. Marys under the direction of Verschelden Funeral Home.
    The family suggests memorial contribuŽtions to the American Cancer Society.
    Obituary- DeBacker, Mary Lou 2
    Obituary- DeBacker, Mary Lou 2
    Mary Lou DeBacker
    Mrs. Mary Lou DeBacker, 49, Delia, died Tuesday in a Topeka hospital where she was admitted Monday. She had cancer and had been released from the hospital Saturday. She had been admitted to the same hospital June 19.
    She was born May 3, 1928, at Emmett and spent most of her life in the EmŽmett and Delia communities.
    Mrs. DeBacker was precinct committeewoman for the Democratic party in Jackson County’s Washington TownŽship several years.
    She was married to George DeBackŽer June 13, 1946, at Delia. He survives.
    Other survivors include a son, Severin DeBacker, Delia; a daughter, Laureen DeBacker, at home; her mother, Mrs. Irene Ketter, Delia; two brothers, Lawrence Ketter, 322 Hillside Drive, and Melvin Ketter, 2828 Wisconsin; a sister, Mrs. Florence Martin, 2823 W. 19th; and a granddaughter.
    Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church at Delia. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery at St. Marys.
    Mrs. DeBacker will lie in state at Verschelden Funeral Home at St. Marys where rosary will be recited at 8:30 p.m. today. Memorial contribuŽtions may be made to the American Cancer Society.


    DEBACKER, MARY LOU – age 49, of Delia, Kansas, passed away July 26, 1977. Rosary will be at 8:30 P.m. Wednesday at Verschelden Chapel. Mass of the Resurrection 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Church, Delia. Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys. Memorial conŽtributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.
    Verschelden Funeral Home St. Marys, Ks. 437-2222

    Casket Bearers for Mary Lou Debacker
    John Blackard, St. Marys; Vernon Keller and S.M. Thompson, Rossville; Dave Karnowski, Emmett; Kenneth Kerwin, Robert Kerwin, Joe Floersch and Bob Sumner, Delia.
    Funeral card- DeBacker, Mary 3
    Funeral card- DeBacker, Mary 3
    In Loving Memory of

    Mary Lou DeBacker
    Born May 3, 1928
    Died July 26, 1977

    Verschelden Funeral Home
    St. Marys