In Memoriam – Summer 2018


Betty Nelson, attended Saint Mary in the 1940s, Topeka, Kan., died in Sept., 2017.

Dorothy Ewing Terebesy, A’41, Midlothian, Texas, died Oct. 5, 2016.

Peggy Hennessey Slatt, C’43, Spokane, Wash., died Oct. 9, 2017. Peggy was the mother of Mary Slatt Davis, C’68, Seattle, Wash., and Deborah Slatt Gerard, C’76, Seattle, Wash.

Sr. Mary Lillian Landauer, C’44, Leavenworth, Kan., died Jan. 6, 2018.

Bob Mannix, friend of Saint Mary, died July 2, 2017. He was the husband of Fran Kelly Mannix, C’46, who died Jan. 1, 2016.

Louise Stasi Donegan, C’47, Kansas City, Kan., died Sept. 17, 2017.

Sr. Rita Marie Anderson, A’48, C’62, Leavenworth, Kan., died Sept. 17, 2017.

Mary Erbacher Stockman, C’48, Lyndon, Kan., died Nov. 11, 2017.

Kathleen Mary O’Brien Havey, A’48, Kansas City, Mo., died Feb 23, 2018. She was the sister of Betty O’Brien Markey, A’46, Overland Park, Kan. Kathleen joined her sister, Pat O’Brien Walsh, A’41, C’45 who died in 2013 and niece Regina Walsh, C’74, who died in 2015.

Bettianne Neal Gable, C’49, St. Louis, Mo., died in 2013.

Esther Buettner Hall, C’49, Oklahoma City, Okla., died Aug 20, 2017.

Patricia Blankinship, C’49, Wichita, Kan., died in 2013.


Joyce Tribble Janacaro, C’50, Whitehall, Mont., died on May 31, 2017.

Evelyn Feist Zacharias, C’50, Shawnee, Kan., died Oct. 6, 2017.

Sr. Patricia Connolly, A’50, Leavenworth, Kan., died Feb. 5, 2018.

Ellen Kearns McCarthy, C’51, Kansas City, Kan., died Dec. 17, 2017.

Sr. Dolores Brinkel, C’53, Helena, Mont., lost her sister, Rosa Van Luchene, in Sept. 2017. Rosa attended Saint Mary in the 50s.

Mary Darleen Urbaczka Speier, C’54, Topeka, Kan., died Nov. 22, 2017.

Lillian Lucille Hoppe, C’55, Oklahoma City, Okla., died Aug. 3, 2017.

Marilyn Kay Boggess Smith, C’56, Prairie Villiage, Kan., lost her husband, Eugene, on Aug. 8, 2017.

Lillian Bruder La Galy, C’56, Tehachapi, Calif., died Sept. 8, 2017.

Marilyn Kay Boggess Smith, C’56, Overland Park, Kan., died Nov. 25, 2017.

Eileen Kotlarz Boos, C’56, Cary, Ill., died Jan. 11, 2018.

Sr. Irene Hartman, C’56, Larned, Kan., died Aug. 12, 2017.

Rose Brinkel Van Luchene, C’59, Billings, Mont., died Sept. 10, 2017.


Mary Alice Barr Nicholson, C’61, Village of Loch Lloyd, Mo., lost her husband, James, on Aug. 4, 2017.

Patricia Domme Martin, C’64, Topeka, Kan., died Aug. 13, 2017. She was the mother of Janelle Martin Hutchins, C’99, Olathe, Kan.

Sr. Rose Helen Lewter, CJS, C’64, Grand Junction, Colo., died in 2004.

Bernadette Forge, C’64, Topeka, Kan., lost her brother, Lee, on Oct. 17, 2017.

Sharon Williams Albers, C’65, San Diego, lost her brother-in-law, Larry, on Nov. 30, 2017.

Clarita Smith Bryant, C’66, Kansas City, Mo., died Aug 6, 2017.

Dolores Gwartney Thompson, C’66, Edmond, Okla., died Sept. 14, 2017.

Carol Thorson Hartegan, C’67, Lenexa, Kan., lost her brother-in-law, Ed, on March 17, 2018 in Topeka, Kan. She shares this loss with her husband, Gary.

Renard Landry Hageman, C’68, Topeka, Kan., died Sept 25, 2017.

Charlene Sexton, C’68, Louisville, Ky., lost her father, J.D., on July 2, 2017.


Nancy Beal, C’70, Bridgeport, Neb., died Nov. 13, 2017.

Dennise Harrington Weidenhofer, C’72, Overland Park, Kan., lost her mother Yvonne on July 29. The family suggested memorials to USM. Dennise also lost her husband, Neal, in 2010.

Sr. Deborah Diane Marino, C’73, Fairhope, Ala., died July 7, 2015.

Mary Lou Alvadj, C’73, Niceville, Fla., died Oct. 2, 2017.

Homer Shelby Mapp, C’73, Jacksonville, Fla., died Nov. 21, 2016.

Karl Meisel, C’73, Topeka, Kan., died Oct. 2, 2017. Karl worked in the Alumni and Development Office in the 1970s and 1980s as Director of Development.

Sr. Jo Anne Sistrunk, C’74, Leavenworth, Kan., died on Sept. 2, 2017.

Mary Kay Johnsen Hoppe, C’75, Alburquerque, N.M., lost her mother, Mary Edith, on Feb. 25, 2018.

Frances Phillips, C’76, Lansing, Kan., died Sept. 13, 2016.

Mary Ault Bennet, C’ 78, Lawrence, Kan., lost her brother, Tim, on Nov. 7, 2017. She shares this loss with her parents, William and Marge Ault, Olathe, Kan.


Carol Wambeke, C’81, McLean Va., lost her mother on Jan 23, 2018.

Sr. Diane Steele, C’83, Leavenworth, Kan., president of University of Saint Mary, lost her mother, Helen, in Butte, Mont., on Sept. 12, 2017.

Sr. Marietta Huppert, C’84, Leavenworth, Kan., died Oct. 17, 2017.

Paula Goleta, C’85, La Mesa, Calif., lost her father, Juan “Johnny”, on July 20, 2017. She shares this loss with her aunt Lourdes Ganare, C’50.

Barbara Edmonds Munsterman, C’86, Leavenworth, Kan., died Jan 9, 2017.

Alan Baborsky, C’87, Saint Paul, Minn., died Dec. 21, 2016.


Bonnie Foster, C’94, Leavenworth, Kan., died May 7, 2016.

Robert Clark, C’94, Blue Springs, Mo., died Aug. 5, 2017.


Julieana Hendricks, C’02, Commerce City, Colo., died Aug. 26, 2017.

Linda Ordelheide, U’03, St. Charles, Mo., died Feb. 12, 2017.

Mark Gaines-Magee, U’09, Kansas City, Kan., died Sept. 7, 2017.

Friends & Family

Mike Collins, husband of Judy Helmert Collins, C’59*, lost his brother, Kevin, on July 19, 2017. Mike shares this loss with his granddaughter, Carolyn Ellis, U’16. Kevin was also the brother of Mary Eileen Collins Cissell, C’48*.

Ralph VanGoethem, friend of Saint Mary, Lee’s Summit, Mo., died Feb. 19, 2017. Ralph owned an electrical company in Kansas City and oversaw several major projects on campus. Ralph and his wife, Jeanette, who survives him, started an endowed scholarship.

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