Monsignor Pat Leahy dies April 30 at 94

Monsignor Patrick Joseph “Pat” Leahy, 94, a retired priest of the Diocese of Dodge City and a former priest of the Diocese of Wichita, died April 30, at the Catholic Care Center in Wichita.
A funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, in the St. Elizabeth Chapel at the Catholic Care Center with Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore presiding. Burial was in Ascension Cemetery.

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Sister Marcella Marie Winkels dies April 25

Sister Marcella Marie Winkels died on Saturday, April 25, 2009, at Mercy Medical Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. She was born on April 6, 1930, and was one of 15 children of William and Barbara Winkels. Sister Marcella Marie had eight brothers and is survived by six. She had seven sisters and is survived by four. Sister grew up on the family farm in Adams, Minnesota.
Sister Marcella Marie entered the Community of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on October 28, 1950. She had been in nurse’s training when she entered but upon completing her novitiate she was assigned to teach, much to her disappointment.

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Obituaries

IRSIK
Raymond S., formerly of Wichita, April 16.
HARCLERODE
Glenna Ann “Penny,” 60, St. John, Iola, April 19.
HAYS
Mary Jane, 87, St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita, April 22.

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Monsignor Pat Leahy dies April 30 at 94

Monsignor Patrick Joseph “Pat” Leahy, 94, a retired priest of the Diocese of Dodge City, died April 30, at the Catholic Care Center in Wichita.
A vigil for Msgr. Leahy will be at 7 p.m. Monday, May 4, at the St. Elizabeth Chapel, Catholic Care Center, 6700 E. 45th Street N., Wichita. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 5 in the St. Elizabeth Chapel with Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore presiding. Burial will be in Ascension Cemetery.

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Obituaries

Sister Ida Martin dies on Easter
Sister Ida Martin died on Easter Sunday, April 12. Her wake service was held on Wednesday, April 15, and the Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for her on Thursday, April 16. She is buried in the Mount St. Mary Convent Cemetery in Wichita.
Ida Cornelia Martin was born May 11, 1915 in Haviland. On Sept. 6, 1931, Ida came to Mount St. Mary Convent. Six months later, on March 19, 1932 she was received into the novitiate and given the name Sister Mary Clarence.
Ida’s ministry as an educator began in 1934 at St. Francis School in St. Paul. For the next 20 years she taught at St. Mary, Pittsburg, Blessed Sacrament, Wichita, Sacred Heart, Arkansas City, where she served as principal, St. Patrick, Parsons. Sister taught junior high students at Holy Name, Coffeyville, and Immaculate Conception, Claflin.
After earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree, she taught high school home economics at St. Patrick High School, Parsons, St. Paul High School, St. Paul, and St. Teresa High School in Hutchinson. She also taught at McGuinness High School in Oklahoma City.

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Obituaries

PORTER
Emily Diane (De Broeck), 43, Church of the Magdalen, Wichita, Feb. 20.
WEBB
Charles R. “Dick,” 70, Our Lady of Lourdes, Pittsburg, March 23.
BOHRER
David Aloysius, 77, St. Patrick, Kingman, March 28.

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Obituaries

De JESUS
Esteban Senense, 71, All Saints, Wichita, March 6.
LOUIA
Kathleen, 71, St. Thomas Aquinas, Wichita, March 9.
ANTHONY
Mark J., 84, St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita, March 11.

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Obituaries

RUSSELL
Marjorie, 83, St. Mary, Derby, Feb. 9.
TIPPIN
Joyce D. (DeVault), 78, St. Jude, Wichita, Feb. 16.
IDLEMAN
Edith Marie, 67, St. Francis Xavier, Cherryvale, Feb. 25.

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Sr. Julius Marie, missionary to Japan, dies

This is an undated photo of Sr. Julius Marie while she was a missionary in Japan working with children with handicaps. Sister helped establish a regional community in Kyoto.

Congregation of St. Joseph Sister Julius Marie Burger died Friday, Feb. 20. She was 82 years old.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Sister Julius Marie on Monday, Feb. 23. Her remains were interred in the Mount St. Mary Convent Cemetery in Wichita.

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School Sister of St. Francis Margaret Younger dies Feb. 11 in Wisconsin

School Sister of St. Francis Margaret Younger died Feb. 11, at St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport, Wisc. Formerly known at Sr. Agnelda, she served in Hutchinson for nine years.
Sister was born Nov. 2, 1914 in Marienthal. She was received into the School Sisters of St. Francis June 12, 1930, and made first profession of vows Aug. 21, 1932 and final vows Aug. 11, 1938.
Sister Margaret lived her religious ministry as a homemaker, baker, and rosary maker in Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, and South Dakota. In the Diocese of Wichita, Sister Margaret served as a homemaker in Hutchinson from 1979 to 1981, and served in the school lunch program at St. Theresa School, Hutchinson, from 1981 to 1988.
A wake and Funeral Mass took place on Feb. 18, at St. Joseph Convent in Campbellsport, Wisc.