In Memoriam – Fall 2019

Aimee Beers Vaught, A’44, Fayetteville, Ga., died on April 29.

Sr. Mary Denise Sternitzke, C’44, Leavenworth, Kan., died on Sept. 5. Sr. Mary Denise was a professor emerita at Saint Mary and the sibling of Sr. Mary Clarita Sternitzke, C’51, Denver, Colo.

Elizabeth Jean Noonan Sonday, C’45, Nixa, Mo., died on June 12.

Florence Higgins Giebler, C’45, Wakefield, R.I., died on July 29.

Justina Schappler Clements, A’46, Overland Park, Kan., died on May 7. Justina was the sibling of Sr. Martinette Schappler, A’57*.

Sr. Dominique Long, C’47, Leavenworth, Kan., died on Sept. 26.

Phyllis Hogenmiller Kvasnicka, C’49, Springfield, Va., died on May 6.

Eloise Rentchler Kipp, C’49, Olathe, Kan., lost her husband, Thomas Kipp, on June 7.

Mary Elizabeth “Rusty” Cooper Hall, C’49, Kansas City, Mo., died on Aug. 25. Rusty was the sister of Dorothy Cooper Davis, C’47*, and the aunt of Elizabeth “Sugar” Davis, C’73, and Jan Davis, C’79.

Sr. Susan Pryor, C’52, Leavenworth, Kan., died on May 10. Sr. Susan was the sibling of Janet Pryor, C’64, Gladstone, Mo., and Judy Pryor Bieberdorf, C’64, Mesa, Ariz.

Sr. Mary Virginita “Clarice” Hearing, C’52, Wichita, Kan., died on July 20.

Marjorie Fitzgerald McMullen, C’53, Redding, Calif., died on July 2.

Carmen Buxo Stewart, C’54, Temperance, Mich., died on Sept. 4, 2018.

Sr. Madonna Fink, C’54, Leavenworth, Kan., died on July 20.

Catherine Mohr Abram, C’55, Overland Park, Kan., lost her husband, Truman, on Nov. 16, 2018.

Mary Moran Brigham, C’57, Kansas City, Mo., died on May 25.

Mary Ward Meyer, C’58, Independence, Mo., died on June 28.
Carolyn Boner Mangold, C’60, Colorado Springs, Colo., lost her husband of 57 years on April 9.

Kay Grennan Byard, C’62, Overland Park, Kan., died on May 6. Kay was the mother of Kathy Byard, C’85, and Theresa Byard Davis, C’84.

Cathleen Kennedy Reed, C’62, Soldier, Kan., died on June 8.

Ann Strecker, C’65, Topeka, Kan., lost her sister-in-law, Mary Ann, on Jan. 3, 2017. She shares this loss with her sister-in-law, Sr. Mary Elizabeth Strecker, A’50, C’54, Leavenworth, Kan.

Sr. Jean Marian Rilinger, C’68, and Sr. Dorothy Marie Rilinger, C’71, both of Leavenworth, Kan., lost their brother, Ray Rilinger, on June 24.
Sr. Mary Pat Lenahan, C’70, Leavenworth, Kan., lost her brother, Michael Lenahan, on June 21. She shares this loss with her sisters, Suzanne Lenahan, C’64, Olathe, Kan., Therese Lenahan, C’73, Olathe, Kan., Julie Lenahan Cogley, C’78, Overland Park, Kan., and Joan Lenahan Porter, C’78, Olathe, Kan.

Sr. Audrey Locke, C’74, Savannah,  Mo., lost her sister, Sondra Locke, on  May 3, 2018.

Audrey Dick Theisen, C’74, Denver, Colo., lost her daughter in July.

Ruth Roush Robinson, C’75, Topeka, Kan., died on May 26.

Cheryl Urwiller, C’76, Lincoln, Neb., lost her brother, Jerome, on Jan. 1.
Sr. Catherine Rose Grimm, C’81, Leavenworth, Kan., died on May 15. She was the twin of Sr. Mary Alberta Grimm, C’85*.

Cynthia Lamas, C’82, Kansas City, Mo., lost her partner, Paul Leblanc, on
March 27.

Sue Stalker Knott, C’82, Gretna, Neb., lost her son, Jeremy Knott, on June 12.

Deborah Rolich Aitken, C’82, Haymarket, Va., died on June 19.

Carolyn Boettcher Parmer, C’84, Cedar Hill, Mo., lost her father, Larry Boettcher, on June 7.
Sean Holland Wilde, M’13, Overland Park, Kan., died on Aug. 10.

Hannah Kowalewski, U’14, Leavenworth, Kan., lost her brother on Aug. 8.

Friends & Family
Theodore Kepes, Jr., former theology teacher, Overland Park, Kan., died on April 27.

Blake Mulvany, former trustee, Olathe, Kan., died on June 4.

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