Sr. Elaine Osborne dies in Great Bend

Dominican Sister Elaine Osborne, 79, died Sunday, Oct. 28, in the convent infirmary in Great Bend. A funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, Oct. 31.
She was born Dec. 18, 1938 in Shattuck, Oklahoma, to Edward and Helen Osborne. She entered the Dominican Sisters Community in 1954 and pronounced vows in 1957.
Sister Elaine ministered as a teacher in Kansas and Oklahoma from 1958 to 1984, and worked in the congregation’s communications office from 1984 to 2018.
Memorials in honor of Sr. Elaine may be sent to Dominican Sisters of Peace, 2320 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH 43210-2098.

Obituaries, November 2, 2018

MANNING
William “Bill,” 75, All Saints, Wichita, June 3.
MADL
Mary K., 95, St. Francis, St. Paul, Sept. 9.
CARNEY
Terence Ernest “Terry,” 86, Catholic Care Center, Wichita, Oct 8.
TILTON
Julie Ann (Betzen), 66, St. Mark, St. Mark, Oct. 8.
GUTIERREZ
Willie J., 70, St. Mary, Derby, Oct. 10.
KETZNER
Shawn Michael, 47, St. Mark, St. Mark, Oct. 10.
ADAMS
Gloria A. (Hernandez), 75, St. Anne, Wichita, Oct. 12.
BALERIO
Martin Medina, 72, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Newton, Oct. 12.
HAGEMAN
Mary Jeulane, 90, Sacred Heart, Cunningham, Oct. 12.
GLEESON
Sandra, 76, St. Joseph, Wichita, Oct. 13.
LaFORGE
Lelia, 99, St. Michael, Girard, Oct. 14.
BUCH
Shelley Lee, 65, Holy Cross, Hutchinson, Oct. 15.
DEAN
Murray J., DVM, 70, St. Jude, Wichita, Oct. 15.
SMITH
Donald Hoy, Jr., 67, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, Oct. 18.
MORENO
David, 89, St. Patrick, Parsons, Oct. 19.
VIERTHALER
Joyce Ann, 88, St. Teresa, Hutchinson, Oct. 19.
BRITTON
Edward Franklin, Jr., 63, Holy Savior, Wichita, Oct. 20.
GERBER
Orletta, 93, St. Catherine of Siena, Wichita, Oct. 20.
MARLOW
Charles Howard “Charlie,” 74, St. Mary, Derby, Oct. 20.
GALVAN
Micaela Avila, 91, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Newton, Oct. 21.
PYLE
Aurelia Marie, 91, St. Michael, Girard, Oct. 21.
RUSHER
Elizabeth Anne (BA), 87, St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita, Oct. 21.
SAND
Beverly Ann, 83, St. Vincent de Paul, Andover, Oct. 21.
ALBERTINI
Marie B., 94, Sacred Heart, Frontenac, Oct. 22.
DiFALCO
Helen, 89, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, Oct. 23.

Obituaries, October 19, 2018

THOME
Alvin “Shorty,” St. Margaret Mary, Wichita, Sept. 18.
ALLTON
Bill, 79, St. Anthony-St. Rose, Wellington, Sept. 26.
LANG
Duane Joseph, 69, St. Teresa, Hutchinson, Sept. 29.
VECCHIARELLI
Anthony John, Jr., “Tony,” 89, Holy Cross, Hutchinson, Sept. 29.
COULTER
Patricia M. “Patt,” 84, Church of the Resurrection, Wichita, Sept. 30.
DRISKILL
Silas A., 73, St. Anthony, Garden Plain, Sept. 30.
LUNA
Osbaldo, Sr., “Walito,” 59, St. Patrick, Wichita, Sept. 30.
WINTER
Robert P. “Butch,” 63, Sacred Heart, Colwich, Sept. 30.
WAPPELHORST
Mary Ann (Weber), 92, Sacred Heart, Colwich, Oct. 1.
HIEGER
Nancy J., 82, St. Joseph, Andale, Oct. 2.
MEETZ
John E., 73, Church of the Magdalen, Wichita, Oct. 2.
MILLER
Donald J., 73, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, Oct. 2.
SCHMIDT
Nancy E., 75, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, Oct. 2.
FREEMAN
Craig Raymond, 58, Church of the Resurrection, Wichita, Oct. 3.
PEELER
Patricia Ann, 75, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, Oct. 3.
REICHENBERGER
Lance, 30, St. Joseph, Andale, Oct. 3.
LOBMEYER
Nick, Jr., 93, Holy Cross, Hutchinson, Oct. 4.
STRUNK
Louis, 84, Sacred Heart, Colwich, Oct. 5.
WILLIAMS
Tommie Joyce, 88, St. Peter Claver, Wichita, Oct. 5.
COPP
Mary Agnes, 61, St. Joseph, McPherson, Oct. 6.
FLORIO
Kristin Leigh, 33, St. Mary, Derby, Oct. 6.
STRUNK
Esther M. (Gorges), 99, St. Mark, St. Mark, Oct. 6.
MORRIS
Donald L. “Don,” 72, St. Patrick, Parsons, Oct. 7.
GREEN
Charles R. “Chuck,” 69, Holy Cross, Hutchinson, Oct. 9.
HUDSON
Anne Marie, 67, Our Lady of Lourdes, Pittsburg, Oct. 9.
STEVENS
Mildred Odell, 95, Catholic Care Center, Wichita, Oct. 9.

Obituaries, October 5, 2018

HAMMER
Mary, 94, St. Margaret Mary, Wichita, Aug. 23.
NHUANDUCDINH
Joseph, 65, St. Anthony, Wichita, Sept. 8.
SNOW
Virginia L., 80, Our Lady of Lourdes, Pittsburg, Sept. 10.
BAALMAN
Robert E., 83, St. Joseph, Andale, Sept. 11.
HAINES
Ronda Jo Marie, 52, Chanute, Sept. 11.
WESTON
Claire Marie, 90, St. Michael, Girard, Sept. 11.
GARANCOSKY
Dorothy N., 85, Immaculate Coneption, Danville, Sept. 12.
ANDRA
Eileen (Freund), 87, St. Joseph, Conway Springs, Sept. 13.
KESSLER
Betty, 88, Adorers of the Blood of Christ Convent, Wichita, Sept. 13.
DIXON
Lavon, 89, St. Mary, Derby, Sept. 14.
McGINN
Patrick H., 86, Sacred Heart, Halstead, Sept. 14.
BLUML
Phyllis A., 80, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, Sept. 16.
GEORGE
Francis W., 73, St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita, Sept. 16.
FORREST
William Francis Lloyd, 74, St. Bridget, Scammon, Sept. 17.
SIMON
Norma Jean Kerschen “Nana,” St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita, Sept. 17.
SWOPE
Dean W., 89, St. Patrick, Kingman, Sept. 17.
BULL
Isaac H., 77, Our Lady of Lourdes, Pittsburg, Sept. 18.
CONNELL
Mary Kathleen, 100, St. John, El Dorado, Sept. 18.
MERTENS
Helen F., 84, St. Peter, Willowdale, Sept. 18.
POTVIN
Gerald Alfred “Jerry,” 83, St. John, El Dorado, Sept. 18.
SCHMITZ
Jerome J., 76, St. Mary, Newton, Sept. 18.
WASINGER
Alice Marie, 90, Holy Cross, Hutchinson, Sept. 18.
CLARK
Barbara, 79, St. Andrew, Independence, Sept. 20.
BAUER
Peter J., 65, St. Vincent de Paul, Andover, Sept. 21.
BLUBAUGH
Robert Edward, 85, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, Sept. 23.
WELLS
William R. “Bill,” 85, St. Patrick, Wichita, Sept. 23.
BROWN
Donald Frederick, 78, St. Mary, Derby, Sept. 24.
HENNING
Vita M., 82, St. Patrick, Kingman, Sept. 24.
PAYNE
Virginia L. “Lala,” 94, Our Lady of Lourdes, Pittsburg, Sept. 24.
KEAZER
Curtis E., 83, St. Mary, Newton, Sept. 26.

Obituaries, September 21, 2018

BELL
Catherine, 92, Christ the King, Wichita, Aug. 13.
MOSLEY
Michelle Lee, 33, St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita, Aug. 26.
SIFUENTES-BARBOZA
Samantha, 5, St. Patrick, Wichita, Aug. 29.
SOLIS
Gina, 62, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Newton, Aug. 29.
STAUDER
Philip Joseph, 58, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, Aug. 29.
DREISZIGER
Adam A., 77, Holy Cross, Hutchinson, Aug. 30.
PEDLAR
Maureen Harrison, 71, Church of the Magdalen, Aug. 30.
DANDERS
Janis Sue (Roth), 73, Blessed Sacrament, Wichita, Aug. 31.
SYMES
Joseph Alan, 37, St. Louis, Waterloo, Aug. 31.
VERSCH
Virgil Francis, 89, St. Joseph, McPherson, Aug. 31.
ZAGAR
Frank, 95, Our Lady of Lourdes, Pittsburg, Aug. 31.
VANDERVEEN
John W., 93, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, Sept. 1.
MONK
Thomas E., 86, St. Catherine of Siena, Wichita, Sept. 5.
TIMMERMEYER
Dorothy, 84, St. Jude, Wichita, Sept. 5.
DUFFY
Rosemary, 90, St. Patrick, Parsons, Sept. 6.
KEYES
Cliff A., II, 76, St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita, Sept. 6.
ANDERTON
George Dalton, Jr., 81, St. Catherine of Siena, Wichita, Sept. 7.
HEMMEN
Paul, 86, St. Mary, Derby, Sept. 8.
ERNATT
Clara I., 94, All Saints, Wichita, Sept. 9.
KREUTZER
Edna M., 93, Holy Cross, Hutchinson, Sept. 9.
SCHNEIDER
Robert E. “Bob,” 88, St. Mark, St. Mark, Sept. 10.

CSJ Sister William Matthews dies Aug. 20

Sister Mary William, 85, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, died Monday, Aug. 20, in Wichita.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, Aug. 25, at Mt. St. Mary’s Convent in Wichita.
Billie Elizabeth Matthews was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Aug. 4, 1933, to Stella Fostaine Melancon and William Davis Matthews. She was the younger of two daughters and was born not long after her father died.
Her elementary education was at St. Joseph Academy and St. Joseph Parochial School in Baton Rouge. In September 1951, after graduating from high school at St. Joseph Academy in Baton Rouge, she entered the Congregation of St. Joseph in New Orleans. She received the habit on March 19, 1952, pronounced first vows on March 20, 1953, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1956.
Sister “Willie” as she was affectionately known, continued her education at Loyola University of the South in New Orleans, and obtained a bachelor of science degree in education.
She was an educator with ministry assignments that included both teaching and administration in diocesan schools in Louisiana until she was named administrator of the Congregation Provincial House in New Orleans from 1973 to 1981.
Further service to the congregation began in 1984 when she began working in the Congregation Development Office in New Orleans. She held the position until 1996 when she retired due to illness.
After Katrina destroyed the facilities in New Orleans, Sister William moved to Wichita and made her home in Joseph Hall at the Wichita Center of the Congregation.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Dear Neighbor Ministries, Inc., or the Retirement Fund of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 3700 E. Lincoln, Wichita, KS 67218.

Memorial Mass for Fr. Whealen Sept. 22

A Mass in memory of Jesuit Father Martin Whealen will be celebrated at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Wichita.
Father Whealen died July 19 in St. Louis at age 87. He was a member of the Society of Jesus for 68 years and a priest for 56 years.
Father Whealen taught at Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School in Wichita for 27 years, beginning in 1965. He also served as an assistant pastor at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, where he lived during his years teaching at KMC.

Obituaries, September 7, 2018

McGOEY
Eva (Peltzer), 58, formerly of St. Joseph, Andale, July 6.
MURRAY
Judith (Burke) “Judy,” 53, St. Joseph, Wichita, July 19.
HA
Tuyet Thi-Minh (nee Phan), 67, Holy Savior, Wichita, Aug. 1.
MAZUREK
Andrew Scott, 52, All Saints, Wichita, Aug. 5.
MORROW-BRINKLEY
Darla May, 33, St. Michael, Mulvane, Aug. 8.
WELCHONS
Daniel Seymour, 81, Holy Cross, Hutchinson, Aug. 8.
KELLY
Elizabeth Ann, 87, Sacred Heart, Frontenac, Aug. 11.
KRAMER
Terisa Marie (Balding), 66, St. Mary, Derby, Aug. 11.
LEWIS
Donald Edward, 77, St. Patrick, Wichita, Aug. 11.
SKAFF
Vincent Alfred, 59, Blessed Sacrament, Wichita, Aug. 11.
HERMES
Lawrence Joseph, 92, St. Joseph, Andale.
FLUSCHE
Leon A., 92, St. Cecilia, Haysville, Aug. 12.
HOGAN
John Michael, 49, Holy Name, Winfield, Aug. 12.
HAYES
Joseph “Joe,” 85, St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita, Aug. 14.
SIMON
Evelyn Opal (Patry), 97, Sacred Heart, Colwich, Aug. 14.
HORSCH
Shaun Damon, 50, St. Joseph, Andale, Aug. 15.
EMEL
Jack Duane, Jr., 71, Holy Cross, Hutchinson, Aug. 16.
FANELLO
John Joseph, 70, St. Mary, Derby, Aug. 16.
HOUDASHELT
Joyce Ann (Bradbury), 73, St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita, Aug. 16.
POTTER
Bill Joe, 88, St. Mary, Derby, Aug. 17.
BOLIN
Larry J., 43, St. Mark, St. Mark, Aug. 18.
OTANO-HERNANDEZ
Manuel A., Jr., “MJ,” 24, St. Anne, Wichita, Aug. 18.
SMARSH
Michael David, 67, St. Joseph, Ost, Aug. 18.
VILLALOBOS
Jesse A., 36, St. Patrick, Wichita, Aug. 18.
AVES
James “Jim,” 101, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, Aug. 19.
LINN
Thomas H., St. Mary, Newton, Aug. 19.
MURRAY
Judith (Burke) “Judy,” 53, St. Joseph, Wichita, Aug. 19.
SIMONS
Robert D., “Bob,” 77, St. Margaret Mary, Wichita, Aug. 19.
KRAUS
LeRoy Arthur, 76, Sacred Heart, Colwich, Aug. 21.
RUIZ
Ruben Ruiz, 87, Holy Name, Winfield, Aug. 21.
BARTLETT
Bill, 96, St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita, Aug. 23.
GARCIA
Rudolf M., Sr., “Rudy,” 93, St. Teresa, Hutchinson, Aug. 23.
MARTINEZ
Juana Villa, 49, St. Patrick, Wichita, Aug. 23.
MATRECI
Dianne C., 69, Blessed Sacrament, Wichita, Aug. 24.
SCHOENHOFER
Walter “Art,” St. Vincent de Paul, Andover, Aug. 25.
STRUNK
Willadean (Rosenstiel) “Willy,” 87, St. Mark, St. Mark, Aug. 25.
REINECKE
Rita Marie, 74, St. Teresa, Hutchinson, Aug. 26.
GARCIA
Carlos “Perico,” 63, St. Jude, Wichita, Aug. 27.
McCLENDON
Rozella, 85, Holy Savior, Wichita, Aug. 27.
RAYA
Gabriel, 55, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Hutchinson, Aug. 27.
FUCHS
Gregory Donald, 57, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, Aug. 28.
HOBERT
Berenice D. (Arb), 81, St. John, Clonmel, Aug. 28.
JAMES
Cathryn Ann (Babich), 77, St. Mary Cathedral, Wichita, Aug. 28.
LAIRD
Glyn, 82, All Saints, Wichita, Aug. 28.

Sister Mary Immaculate Healy dies Aug. 4

Sister Mary Immaculate Healy, 90, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, died Aug. 4 in Kansas City, Kansas.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Wichita Center, 3700 E. Lincoln, in Wichita followed by interment in the convent cemetery. A memorial Mass will be celebrated on Aug. 23 in Kansas City.
Mary Teresa was born Oct. 13, 1927, in Brooklyn, New York, to Peter John Healy and Mary Flanagan. She was the youngest of three children in the family and the only girl. Upon graduating from Commercial High School in Brooklyn, she worked as secretary to the registrar of the Pratt Institute, an Engineering and Art Institute in Brooklyn.
On Sept. 8, 1949, at the age of 21, she entered the Sisters of St. Joseph of Wichita and was received into the congregation March 20, 1950, and final profession July 26, 1955.
Her education included a bachelor’s degree from St. Mary of the Plains College in Dodge City, and her master’s degree in business and hospital administration from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. At that time she was one of the few women other than Mother Mary Anne McNamara to become a member, then a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives.
The ministries in which she worked included business offices at hospitals in Ulysses, Pittsburg, and Halstead in addition to being the business manager at St. Joseph Hospital in Wichita. She was administrator of congregation hospitals in Dodge City, Ponca City, Oklahoma, and vice-president, of Administrative Services, Mercy Hospital, Watertown, New York, where she was responsible for organizing, directing and controlling daily operations and was a consultant and budget analyst for other hospitals during her professional life.
Service to her congregation included six years as a member of the general council of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Wichita. During her later years and she continued her life of service as an accountant for the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging in Kansas City, Kansas. In 2001 and semi-retired, she served as the accountant to establish St. Joseph Adoption Ministry in Kansas City.
In addition to members of her religious congregation she is survived by her nieces, Veronica Gittrich and Barbara Mies, many friends and colleagues.
Memorial contributions may be made to Dear Neighbor Ministries, Inc., or the Congregation of St. Joseph Retirement Fund, 3700 E. Lincoln Wichita, KS 67218.

Obituaries, August 17, 2018

VAN DEVENTER
Arlene E., 93, Church of the Magdalen, Wichita, July 16.
HOSEY
Joseph T., 88, St. Mary, Derby, July 21.
MARION
Angelina Reyes, 85, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Newton, July 23.
EDWARDS
Patricia (O’Hara), 87, St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita, July 25.
FREACH
Kristofer, 26, Blessed Sacrament, Wichita, July 26.
GINNS
Mary C., 96, Church of the Magdalen, Wichita, July 26.
PEREZ
Julio, 18, St. Patrick, Wichita, July 26.
FREE
Dorothy Marie (Schroller) “Dot,” 88, St. Cecilia, Haysville, July 27.
RAMIREZ
Claudia Y., 35, St. Patrick, Wichita, July 27.
CLUPNY
Alan Edward, 58, St. Joseph, Ost, July 28.
DEINES
Leland “Lee,” 77, Church of the Resurrection, Wichita, July 28.
GOUVION
Charles E., 76, St. Francis, St. Paul, July 29.
HUNDLEY
Jill Diane, 58, St. Mary, Derby, July 30.
RAMIREZ
Sally Marie (Medina), 71, St. Anthony, Wichita, July 30.
TOWNER
James Richard “Jim,” 79, Our Lady of Lourdes, Pittsburg, July 30.
PALMER
Evelyn Rose, 87, All Saints, Wichita, July 31.
YOUNG-MACIAS
Katherine Ann “Katie,” 94, Church of the Resurrection, Wichita, Aug. 1.
BRILL
Carol Sue Antonetti, 71, Our Lady of Lourdes, Pittsburg, Aug. 2.
CORNWELL
Larry, 76, St. Mary, Newton, Aug. 2.
MARBLE
Cleo Champ Walker, 98, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, Aug. 2.
TERRONEZ
Carlos A., 63, St. Anne, Wichita, Aug. 2.
BEALE
Walter, 73, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Wichita, Aug. 3.
COLEMAN
Clark, Sr., 63, St. Patrick, Wichita, Aug. 3.
CONTRERAS
Andres G., Jr., 61, St. Patrick, Wichita, Aug. 3.
HURLEY
Michael Edward, 43, St. Jude, Wichita, Aug. 4.
BILLY
James W., 91, Catholic Care Center, Wichita, Aug. 5.
KLANGOS
Matthew Ryan, 30, All Saints, Wichita, Aug. 5.
MICHAELIS
Scott E., 50, Church of the Magdalen, Wichita, Aug. 5.
SMITH
Eric O., 68, St. Joseph, Andale, Aug. 5.
ALONZO
Fred, Sr., 93, St. Teresa, Hutchinson, Aug. 6.
MEADE
Marilyn Joyce, 69, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, Aug. 6.
SHANK
Edward, 77, Church of the Magdalen, Wichita, Aug. 6.
LOY
Mark, 63, Our Lady of Lourdes, Pittsburg, Aug. 8.