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.

Obituaries, August 3, 2018

DOCKERS
Eleanor Elizabeth, 77, St. Vincent de Paul, Andover, April 26.
MELCHER
Bro. Phillip K. “Felipe,” 72, St. Peter, Schulte, June 26.
BELL
Judy, Mother of God, Oswego, June 27.
SMITH
Mary E. (Strawn), 84, Our Lady of Lourdes, Pittsburg, July 11.
DAVIED
Linda D., 52, St. Joseph, Arma, July 13.
CARPENTER
Alfred C. “Sonny,” Christ the King, Wichita, July 14.
CARPENTER
Pauline M., Christ the King, Wichita, July 14.
GOODWIN
Rita J., 88, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, July 14.
GARCIA
Gloria H., 88, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Newton, July 16.
HERNANDEZ
Manuel A., 88, St. Mary Cathedral, Wichita, July 18.
SCHMITZ
Nona F., 93, St. Anthony/St. Rose, Wellington, July 18.
TRUMAN
James E., Sr., 86, St. Jude, Wichita, July 18.
DeVASURE
Agnes (Cook), 79, St. Catherine of Siena, Wichita, July 19.
HERNANDEZ
Laura L., 68, St. Patrick, Wichita, July 19.
PEDLAR
Paul Robert, 71, Church of the Magdalen, Wichita, July 19.
CASTLE
William “Bud,” 80, St. John, Clonmel, July 22.
SHINOGLE
Joseph Paul, 63, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, July 22.
LITTLE
Frank Guerico, 74, Our Lady of Lourdes, Pittsburg, July 23.
HOLOUBEK
Peggy J., 77, St. Teresa, Hutchinson, July 24.
WRIGHT
Marcelline A. (Lutz), 82, Church of the Magdalen, Wichita, July 24.
Van MIEGHEM
Charles F. “Charlie,” 75, St. Patrick, Parsons, July 26.

Obituaries, July 20, 2018

MONK
Jacquelyn D., 69, St. Catherine of Siena, Wichita, June 25.
DYE
Morris J., 85, All Saints, Wichita, June 28.
ANTHEM
Kenneth “Gabby,” St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita, June 29.
ATKINSON
Betty “Belia,” 77, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Newton, June 29.
BALES
Christopher John, 27, St. Anthony, Wellington, June 30.
ALBERS
Lucilly “Lucy,” 80, St. Leo, St. Leo, July 1.
ALEXANDER
Patricia Ann, 71, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Hutchinson, July 3.
MARTIN
Elnora Pearl, 91, St. James, Augusta, July 3.
HORTON
Dorothy Marie, 74, Girard, July 4.
OESER
Bernadette M., 95, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, July 5.
STEINER
Edmund, 102, St. John Nepomucene, Pilsen, July 5.
ANDERSON
Karin Kay, 70, St. Anne, Wichita, July 6.
McCAMANT
Elizabeth Ann “Betty,” 84, St. Teresa, Hutchinson, July 6.
FORSHEE
Loretta T., 98, Holy Cross, Hutchinson, July 7.
MOLINA
Jerrie Lynn, 71, St. Catherine of Siena, Wichita, July 8.
DUNLOP
Carol A., 70, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Wichita, July 9.
FANOELE
Mary Kay, 76, St. Bridget, Scammon, July 9.
KLOCK
Edward L., 63, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Newton, July 9.
MITCHELL
Robert, 85, St. Patrick, Wichita, July 10.
SCHOENHOFER
Kenneth R. “Kenny,” 79, St. Patrick, Parsons, July 10.
STROUD
Juanita W., 90, St. Cecilia, Haysville, July 11.

Sister Viola Heichelbech dies July 1 at age 103

Congregation of St. Joseph Sister Viola Heichelbech died Sunday, July 1, at age 103.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Friday morning, July 6, in Resurrection Chapel, at Mt. St. Mary’s Convent, 3700 E. Lincoln in Wichita.
Sister Viola (Agatha Ann) Heichelbech, was born on March 8, 1915, in Wichita, the youngest of four children born to Thomas and Mary Scheidt Heichelbech.
Her education began at St. Anthony Elementary School, and continued at Cathedral High School in Wichita and St. Mary of the Plains Academy in Dodge City. She entered the Congregation of St. Joseph and was received March 19, 1931, with final profession of vows Aug. 15, 1936.
Her early ministries began as a domestic, keeping house for Sister teachers and caring for children at the orphanage in El Dorado. For a few years she also kept house for two bishops, one in Wichita and one in Dodge City.
Her education continued at Fontbonne College in St. Louis where she obtained certification as a dietitian and a Food Service Administrator. Then began many years of service in congregation hospitals in Parsons, Halstead, Winfield, Wichita, Pratt, Ulysses, and Dodge City in Kansas, and Ponca City, Oklahoma.
For two years, because of her mother’s advanced age and deteriorating health Sr. Viola cared for her mother who died just two months shy of her 104th birthday. She then cared for her sister for five years.
She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings. She is survived by her niece Viola Mode of Derby, nephew Melvin Butterfield, and a number of grandnieces and nephews.
Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Dear Neighbor Ministries, Inc. or to the Retirement Fund of the Sisters of St. Joseph, 3700 E. Lincoln, Wichita, KS 67218.

Obituaries, July 6, 2018

HUDGINS
Robert A., 90, St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita, May 19.
JOHNSON
Kristin M., 37, All Saints, Wichita, June 1.
IRSIK
Rita Marie, 79, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, June 3.
KASPER
Keith Randall, 62, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, June 5.
FEESS
Michael J. “Mike,” 54, St. Patrick, Parsons, June 6.
SCHOENHOFER
Verl A., 79, St. Ambrose, Erie, June 6.
MULLEN
Carol Ann, 84, St. Joseph, Arma, June 7.
THOMAS
Cara D. (Welch), 36, St. Cecilia, Haysville, June 7.
BANKSTON
Genevieve Florine “Jenny,” 75, St. Mary, Derby, June 9.
de BAKKER
Jan B., M.D., 93, St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita, June 9.
KOESTER
Velma (Nighswonger), 87, St. Joseph, Conway Springs, June 10.
STEPHEN
Luke DeBoise, 39, St. Catherine of Siena, Wichita, June 10.
PORTER
Harry W., Jr., 85, Church of the Magdalen, Wichita, June 11.
THEIS
Margaret Mary (Martin) “Peg,” 54, St. Joseph, Andale, June 11.
WEDMAN
Thomas W., 89, Immaculate Conception, Danville, June 11.
GUNN
Joseph Rock, 39, St. Margaret Mary, Wichita, June 12.
SCHUCKMAN
Virginia (Elpers), 87, St. Peter, Schulte, June 12.
BANKS
L. Scott, 62, St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita, June 13.
BUCKMAN
Francis O., Jr., 96, Blessed Sacrament, Wichita, June 13.
MOORE
Peggy L., 75, St. James, Augusta, June 13.
JIMENEZ
Tonie, 93, St. Anne, Wichita, June 14.
KEISER
Fred J., 70, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, June 14.
McLEAN
Ivy A., 84, St. Jude, Wichita, June 15.
BOYLE
Carolyn (Maestas), 81, St. Margaret Mary, Wichita, June 16.
GUTIERREZ
Estella (Diaz), 61, St. Jude, Wichita, June 16.
KRIEGER-SPECHT
Cheryl Ann, 60, Our Lady of Lourdes, Pittsburg, June 16.
LANGEROT
Margaret J., 91, St. Bridget, Scammon, June 16.
CRANDON
Christine Diann, 50, St. Mary, Derby, June 17.
SEIDEL
Rita Ann, 88, St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita, June 17.
VALADEZ
Maria C., 81, St. Margaret Mary, Wichita, June 17.
HUEBERT
Greg, 60, Christ the King, Wichita, June 18.
KING
Delores June, 78, St. Peter, Schulte, June 18.
SIGG
Ryan Christopher, 27, St. Joseph, Andale, June 18.
CUNNICK
Charles Clemens “Doc,” 92, St. Joseph, McPherson, June 19.
STUMP
Wilfred W. “Willie,” 87, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, June 20.
PECK
Samuel Jay, 24, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Wichita, June 21.
DOSCH
Anton M., Sr., “Tony,” 83, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Hutchinson, June 22.
HERMANN
Calvin C., 91, St. Jude, Wichita, June 22.
ROSALES
Maria Concepcion “Connie,” 97, Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Wichita, June 21.
BOHM
Candace Lynn McMaster, 85, St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita, June 24.
DYER
Geraldine Vossen (Buser) “Jerry,” 91, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, June 24.
McGREEVY
Rosalia Lynn “Rosie,” 70, Holy Spirit, Goddard, June 26.