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Obituary- Harder, May
Obituary- Harder, May
Mrs. Rhoda Wade attended the funeral of Miss May Harder, who died Monday at her home in Willard, Kas. The funeral was in charge of the Willard F.A.A. lodge. 
  23 Jun 2022
Obituary- Robben, Robert
Obituary- Robben, Robert
Robert Robben Passes Away
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the death of Robert Anthony Robben of Rossville, Kansas, who passed away on December 29, 2021, at the age of 61. He was born Dec. 29, 1960.
He was predeceased by : his parents, Betty Robben and Jerome Robben of Angelus, Kansas.. He is survived by : his sisters, Rebecca Haselhorst (Kenneth), Brenda Evans (Kent) and Julie Layton (William); and his nieces and nephews, Terra Dudenhoeffer, Todd Haselhorst, Kendra Glassman, Cody Evans, Brittany Evans, Tyler Layton, Madeline Layton and Ellena Layton. He is also survived by seven great nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Cemetery Fund and sent in care of Baalmann Mortuary, PO Box 204, Oakley, KS 67748. 
  23 Jun 2022
Obituary- Vanderputten, Karen
Obituary- Vanderputten, Karen
Karen VanderPutten
June 13, 1961 — December 29, 2021
Karen (Bobka) VanderPutten, 60, passed to her reward, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 shortly after praying the Rosary and Litany to St. Joseph. Requiem Mass for Karen VanderPutten will be at 11:15 A.M. Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at the Assumption Chapel, St. Marys, Kansas. Interment will be in Our Lady of Peace Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at 5:20 P.M. Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at the church.

Karen offered her long, intense suffering during her illness for you all and no one was left out, she included the whole world, from the poor lost sinners who had no one to pray for them, to the suffering Church throughout the world. She hid her pain behind her smile so only the closest to her knew the magnitude of her suffering. Please pray for her.

Thank you to all those who prayed for her during her illness or provided material support (meals, medical equipment, etc.). It was greatly needed and greatly appreciated.

Karen will lie in state at Piper Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2:00 P.M. until 3:00 P.M. for family (adults and older children); and from 3:00 until 4:00 for all family and friends. In lieu of flowers, Karen requested that memorial contributions be made to the Immaculata Building Fund ( anewimmaculata.org ). 
  23 Jun 2022
Obituary- Ericson, Michael
Obituary- Ericson, Michael
Michael Ericson
September 14, 1953 — December 26, 2021

Micheal Ericson, 68, passed away Sunday, December 26th at the University of Kansas Health Systems.
Mike was born September 14, 1953 in San Diego, California and moved to the Dover area in the 1990's.
Miked worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Topeka, Ks for 27 years. Mike was an Installation and Repair Forman when he retired.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Cathy Marzett.
On June 13, 1998 Mike married Patti Werts at the family farm in Dover Ks, she survives of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter Mynon Ericson Reffitt (Mike), (Manhattan), a son, Sean Ericson (Topeka), and three step children Katie (Jamie) Brobst (Auburn), Aliisha Stone, (Leroy), Woolsey Dinwiddie (Dover) and 7 grandchildren, Jordyn, Jyston, Kaden, Saige, Piper, Ky, and Khloe.
Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching KU basketball. Mike enjoyed working on the farm in Dover raising cattle for over 30 years and spending time with his wife and grandkids.
Per Mike’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be planned at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Helping Hands Humane Society and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.  
  23 Jun 2022
Obituary- Senecal, Barnabas 2
Obituary- Senecal, Barnabas 2
He shared not only his wisdom, but song, and is well known as the “Singing Abbot.” His abbatial motto, “Sing a New Song to the Lord,” is taken from Psalms 98 and 149.

Abbot Barnabas—in his own creative way—has attempted to make his service to the Church a work of art. Looking at snapshots from his camera and life, one sees that God has used him to create a beautiful monastic mosaic. An exhibit of his life would include images of compassion, beauty, encouragement, wisdom, brotherly love, and service in the name of Christ. The words of instruction that St. Benedict gave to the Abbot fit perfectly the personality of Abbot Barnabas: [He should not be] Excitable, anxious, extreme, obstinate, jealous, or over suspicious he must not be. Such a man is never at rest. (Rule of St. Benedict 64:16)

After he retired as Abbot, he spent time as administrator of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, St. Marys, KS, and St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Rossville, KS. He also served as Parochial Vicar of St. Benedict’s Catholic Church, Atchison, before retiring to the Abbey.

Abbot Barnabas was one of the storytellers of the Abbey who remembered many of the giants of the monastic community, and people in the local community. If you mentioned someone from the past, he would give a full account of who the person was.

Abbot Barnabas was preceded in death by his parents John and Clara; his sister Clare; by his brothers Father Gerard Senecal, OSB, William, and Richard; by his nephews William Jr, and Steven; and a brother-in-law, Ronald Hansen. He is survived by his twin brother and sister-in-law Nicholas and Katy, Hyde Park, MA, and by his sister Mary Hansen, and numerous nephews and nieces.

Vespers for the Dead, followed by visitation, will be prayed on Monday, December 13, at 7:00 p.m. in St. Benedict's Abbey Church. The Mass of Christian Burial for Abbot Barnabas will be celebrated in St. Benedict’s Abbey Church on Tuesday, December 14 at 10:30 AM., with interment following in the Abbey cemetery. Abbot will lie in state on Monday at the Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home.

Vespers for the Dead and the Mass of Christian Burial will be streamed live on our Youtube Channel and will be available for playback after the fact.

A legacy fund has been established in Abbot Barnabas’ and memorials in his honor may be made at this link or by mailing a check to St. Benedict’s Abbey | 1020 N. Second St. | Atchison, KS 66002.

We commend our brother, Abbot Barnabas, to your prayers.
 
  23 Jun 2022
Obituary- Senecal, Barnabas 1
Obituary- Senecal, Barnabas 1
Abbot Barnabas Senecal, died peacefully at the Abbey early on Tuesday morning, December 7. He had been fortified by the Sacraments of the Church and the Apostolic Pardon. Several monks and health care workers were present with him when he died.

On October 16, 1937, Tom Senecal (the future Abbot Barnabas) and his twin brother Tim became the newest members of the Senecal family. Growing up in Atwood, Kansas, all of the Senecal children would ultimately attend Catholic boarding school in Atchison, Kansas. There Tom would take his first steps on the journey toward the priesthood as a student at Maur Hill Prep School. After graduation, he became a “hilltopper” at St. Benedict’s College, the residence program for men interested in the priesthood and religious life. On July 10, 1957, he became a novice of St. Benedict’s Abbey, receiving the name Barnabas. One year and a day later on July 11, 1958, he professed his first vows as a monk.

With the first phase of his collegiate education complete, he studied for the priesthood at the Abbey School of Theology in Atchison and was ordained to the priesthood on May 30, 1964. In the summers of 1963 and 1964 he did further theology studies at Conception Seminary in Missouri.

Abbot Barnabas taught Religion and was a prefect in Freshmen Hall at St. Benedict’s College, 1964-1965. From 1965 until 1968 he was Assistant Pastor at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Atchison. In 1966, he combined his work as assistant pastor with part-time teaching at Maur Hill, spending his summers pursuing graduate studies in history at the University of Kansas. In 1968 he began teaching history full-time at the high school. He went on to be appointed assistant headmaster in 1969 and, upon completion of a Masters degree in Educational Administration in 1976 from Emporia State University, he was appointed headmaster. In 1990 he left Maur Hill and took a sabbatical year in Rome, and Menlo Park, CA. While on sabbatical he developed a love for photography – a craft that he expertly honed despite his lack of any formal training.

Upon his return from sabbatical, he joined the staff of Holy Spirit Parish, serving as associate pastor and principal of the grade school. There he was a beloved parish priest and principal, making many life-long friends.

In 1994 Father Barnabas was elected eighth Abbot of St. Benedict’s Abbey. During his eighteen-and-a-half-year leadership he guided the community faithfully, kindling the beginnings of a vocational renewal at St. Benedict’s Abbey. He is well known throughout the archdiocese for his work administering the Sacrament of Confirmation. His calm wisdom on the Maur Hill-Mount Academy and Benedictine College Boards of Directors was valuable during difficult times for those schools. He also faithfully served on the Personnel Board for the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kanas. 
  23 Jun 2022
Obituary- Gagnon, Frances
Obituary- Gagnon, Frances
Frances Gagnon
April 13, 1925 — December 3, 2021
Frances M. Gagnon, 96, passed away, Friday, December 3, 2021, at her daughter's home in St. Marys.

Frances was born April 13, 1925, in South Manchester, CT., the daughter of Ralph and Antoinette Gonze Lupacchino. Mrs. Gagnon lived all her life in Manchester. She had worked for Metropolitan Insurance Company.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Leonid, and a son, John Gagnon.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Linn (William), Lea LaVerne Shattuck , and Mary Gagnon; her daughter-in-law, Kim Gagnon.

Requiem Mass will be at 9:00 A.M. Saturday, December 11, 2021, at Assumption Chapel in St. Marys. A rosary will be recited at 5:20 P.M. Friday, December 10, 2021, at Assumption Chapel. Interment will be at St. James Cemetery, Manchester. 
  23 Jun 2022
Obituary- Yocum, Emma
Obituary- Yocum, Emma
Emma Yocum Passes Away
Emma L. (Pageler) Yocum went to be with her Lord and Heavenly family on Thanksgiving night, November 25, 2021, at the St. Marys Manor.

Emma was born on January 5, 1934, on a farm north of Belvue, KS and spent her entire life in the St. Marys, KS area. She was the only daughter of Reinhardt and Vaneta (Cox) Pageler. She attended a one-room school north of Belvue, Belvue Grade School, and graduated from St. Marys High School in 1952. After graduation, she married her high school sweetheart.

She worked as a clerk for Blue Cross and Blue Shield until she became a stay-at-home mother to raise their 4 boys. She later worked for the Standard Gas Station in St. Marys. She worked as a para-professional for USD 321 from where she retired in 1996.

Emma filled her life with many activities in the community, including teaching Sunday School at St. Marys United Methodist Church. She also enjoyed dancing with the Swinging Squares. She and her husband, Nick were active in their children’s and grandchildren’s activities.

She is survived by her loving husband of 68 years, Clarence “Nick” Yocum. They were married on September 13, 1953, at the Evangelical & Reformed Church-Wells Creek.

Together they raised 4 sons. Steve Yocum, Lawrence, KS; John Yocum (Jennifer) Lawrence, KS; David Yocum (Kristi) St. George KS; James Yocum (Kerri) St. Marys KS.

Emma and Nick are blessed with 9 Grandchildren. Travis Yocum (Lori), Nichol Gallegos (Zack), Eva Parkin (Levi), Ethan Yocum (Faith), Brandon Yocum (Becca), Jenna Yocum (Matthew Klotz), Ryan Yocum (Karlee), Hayley Smith (John), and Trevor Yocum.

They also have 12 Great-Grandchildren: Alex, Noah, Anna Beth, Zackary, and Thaddeus Gallegos; Aubrey Carrier & Olivia Klotz; Pierce Yocum; Avah & Cale Yocum; Weiss Parkin, and one on the way.

Her life will be celebrated on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Marys United Methodist Church. Interment will be at Valley View Cemetery in St. Marys. Family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, December 3, 2021, at Piper Funeral Home.

Memorial Contributions can be made to St. Marys United Methodist Church in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St Marys KS 66536. 
  23 Jun 2022
Obituary- Deiter, Mary
Obituary- Deiter, Mary
Mary Deiter Passes Away
Mary E. Deiter, 82, passed away Thursday, November 25, 2021, at the Overland Park Regional Hospital.

She was born June 3, 1939, Wagner, OK, the daughter of William “Tooter” and Ruby L. Krohn Nichols. Mary graduated from Tulsa High School. She moved to Kansas in the early 70’s.

Mary worked in retail sales. She worked in food services at USD No. 321 and later worked for Famous Brand Retail Liquor.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Meredith “Buddy” Nichols, and a sister, Norma Wagner.

Mary was united in marriage to Richard J. Deiter II on September 18, 1981, in Topeka. He survives. Other survivors include her children; Kirk (Amanda) Henderson, Tonkawa, OK, Milea Ryan, Salina, Michael (Carolyn) Delaney, Gardner, Amy Raelyne (Brett) Sutton, Topeka, and Richard J. (Julie) Deiter III, Topeka; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild.

Graveside services will be at 3:00 P.M. Saturday, December 4, 2021, at the Maple Hill Cemetery, Maple Hill. A visitation will be held from 12:00 until 2:00 P.M. Saturday, at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys. Memorial Contributions may be made in Mary’s name to help purchase a headstone. Piper Funeral Home 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas is in charge of arrangements. 
  23 Jun 2022
Obituary- Kabance, Julia
Obituary- Kabance, Julia
Julia Y. Kabance, of St. Mary’s, KS, received her last rites and died peacefully in her sleep on November 16, 2021, at the age of 111. She was the oldest living member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, a great source of pride for her. She was also the oldest known female US veteran, having served in both the Army and the Air Force.
Julia was born on August 10, 1910, on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation. She was the 11th of 12 children born to Frank and Mary Kabance. She grew up helping her parents on their farm and first left home to attend Haskell Institute (now Haskell Indian Nations University). In 1943, she joined the US Army as a member of the Women’s Army Corps and served in World War II. Julia was a member of We-ta-se American Legion.

After her retirement, Julia served extensively as a volunteer for the VA and the Catholic Church, including a long tenure at the Topeka Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Her faith and volunteer work were most important to her, and she continued volunteering well past her 100th birthday.

Julia is survived by her nephews Galen and Maurice (Carolyn) Kabance and her niece-in-law Betty Kabance (LaRue). She is also survived by dozens of great, great-great, and great-great-great nieces and nephews around the country.

Requiem Mass will be at 9:00 A.M. Saturday, November 20, 2021, at Assumption Chapel. Interment will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Emmett. A rosary will be recited at 5:20 P.M. Friday, November 19, 2021, at the church.  
  23 Jun 2022

Individuals

 ID   Last Name, Given Name(s)   Born   Location   Last Modified 
I31058 
McKitrick Wood, Ida Bell 
   26 Jun 2022
I31057 
McKitrick Winn, Grace 
   26 Jun 2022
I31056 
Winn, Lester (Les) 
b. 9 Oct 1881  Eureka, St. Louis County, Missouri  26 Jun 2022
I31055 
Patterson, Mahlon A 
b. Nov 1866  Illinois  26 Jun 2022
I31054 
Muller Bourassa, Margaret Ellen 
b. 16 May 1856  Iowa City, Johnson County, Iowa  26 Jun 2022
I31053 
Muller, William Alexander 
b. 2 Apr 1854  Iowa  26 Jun 2022
I31052 
Muller, Alexander 
   26 Jun 2022
I31051 
Huffman Muller, Eliza Jane 
b. 1827  Illinois  26 Jun 2022
I31050 
McKitrick, James 
b. 1840   26 Jun 2022
I31049 
Patterson, Emerson 
b. 1878   26 Jun 2022

Families
          
 ID   Father ID   Father's Name   Mother ID   Mother's Name   Married   Last Modified 
 F8826 
 I31056  Lester (Les) Winn  I31057  Grace McKitrick Winn    26 Jun 2022
 F8825 
 I31052  Alexander Muller  I31051  Eliza Jane Huffman Muller    26 Jun 2022
 F8824 
 I31048  Mathew Patterson  I31047  Catharine Hursey Patterson McKitrick  1868  26 Jun 2022
 F8823 
 I31038  Leander Emory (Lee) Jones  I31040  Hannah Virginia (Vergie) (Vergia) Miller Jones    23 Jun 2022
 F8822 
 I31032  Francis Marion Jones  I31033  Roxana Mary Mariah Eaton Jones    23 Jun 2022
 F8821 
 I31031  George Hooper  I31030  Rila Hooper    23 Jun 2022
 F8820 
 I31029  Mat Harder  I31028  May Harder    23 Jun 2022
 F8819 
 I27289  Charles F Green  I31025  Margaret E (Maggie) Meade Green    23 Jun 2022
 F8817 
 I31016  Joseph Napoleon Bourassa  I31017  Mary E Nadeau Bourassa    23 Jun 2022
 F8818 
     I31019  Mary L (Terrez) Bailly Nadeau    23 Jun 2022