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MOORE
Arlene E., 80, All Saints, Wichita, Jan. 23.
LEON
Anthony Sergio, 70, Holy Savior, Wichita, Feb. 8.
PETERS
Alvina Frances, 89, St. John, Iola, Feb. 8.

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Obituaries

TAKES
Laurie (Tholen) Takes, 43, 1983 KMC graduate, Jan. 29, Denver.
GERWERT
John H., 83, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, Jan. 30.
PALACIOS
Humberto, 31, St. Patrick, Wichita, Jan. 30.

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Sister Augusta Pfannenstiel dies Jan. 8

Sister Augusta Pfannenstiel died Thursday afternoon, Jan. 8, at the ASC Wichita Center in Wichita. She was 88 and a professed Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 71 years.
Sister Augusta’s body was welcomed at the Wichita Center on Sunday, Jan. 11. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, Jan. 12, in the Chapel of Our Lady of the New Covenant with Father Tom Welk as presider and homilist. Burial in the community cemetery followed.

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Sister Charlotte Rohr dies Jan. 26

Sister Charlotte Rohr, 93, died Monday, Jan. 26, at the Wichita Center. She had been an Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 77 years.
The Liturgy of Resurrection was celebrated Thursday, Jan. 29, in the Chapel of Our Lady of the New Covenant with Father Tom Welk as presider and homilist. Burial in the community cemetery followed.

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Obituaries

TAKES
Laurie Takes, 43, 1983 KMC graduate, Jan. 29, Denver.
CASHERO
Dennis A., 33, Our Lady of Lourdes, Pittsburg, Jan. 1.

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Sister Charlotte Rohr dies Jan. 26

Sister Charlotte Rohr

Sister Charlotte Rohr died at 11:20 Monday morning, Jan. 26, at the Wichita Center in Wichita, Kansas at the age of 93. Seventy-seven of her years were lived as a professed Adorer of the Blood of Christ.

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Obituaries

DELAPLAIN
Dorothy R., 66, St. John, Iola, Nov. 27.
TITUS
Margaret L. “Peggy,” 76, St. Patrick, Parsons, Dec. 14.
CLARK
Richard L. “Rich,” 62, St. Francis, St. Paul, Dec. 15.

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Sister Augusta Pfannenstiel, ASC, dies

pfannenstielaSister Augusta Pfannenstiel, ASC, died Thursday afternoon, January 8, 2009 at the ASC Wichita Center in Wichita. She was 88 and a professed Adorer of the Blood of Christ for 71 years.
She was born August 28, 1920, the eighth child of Francis and Rosa (Kronewitter) Pfannenstiel. She was baptized the next day at Sacred Heart Church, Ness City, Kansas, and named after the saint of the day of her birth, St. Augustine.
She attended a one-room country school for two years until Sacred Heart School opened where she was taught by ASC Sisters in grades three to eight. At the age of eight she decided to become an Adorer following the example of her sister, Sister Loyola, and other ASC sisters. After she graduated from St. John’s Academy, she entered the Wichita convent on September 3, l935. She professed first vows on August 10, 1937.

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Priest recalled as spiritual patriarch who influenced faith of many

By Beth Griffin, Catholic News Service
NEW YORK (CNS)
-- Father Richard John Neuhaus was a spiritual patriarch whose "priestly and fatherly soul generated sons to the order of grace and begat many who labor even now to make his beloved America a morally great nation," according to Father Raymond J. de Souza.
He made the comments in his homily at the standing-room-only funeral Mass for Father Neuhaus Jan. 13 at Immaculate Conception Church in New York.
Father Neuhaus, a former Lutheran minister who became a Catholic priest and ardent defender of church teaching on life issues, died Jan. 8 after a recurrence of cancer. He was 72 and was a parochial vicar at Immaculate Conception.

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Father James S. Wilkinson dies

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When Father James S. Wilkinson began Mass as a visiting priest, ears perked up to his resonant, refined British accent. It reflected his personality, a gentleman priest known by his parishioners as a man generous with his time and his love.
Father James S. Wilkinson, 91, the founding pastor of St. Anne Parish, Wichita, died on New Year’s Day in England. He had been a priest for 66 years.
A Memorial Mass was scheduled for  11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, in St. Elizabeth Chapel of the Catholic Care Center, Wichita. Funeral services for Fr. Wilkinson were planned for Monday, Jan. 12, in Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex, England. Burial was in England.

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