Katherine “Kay” Gaus

Mass of Christian Burial for Katherine “Kay” Gaus, 89, Lawrence will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, January 30, 2016 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Burial will follow in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. She passed away peacefully January 23, 2016 at Bridge Haven Village in Lawrence.

Kay was born November 25, 1926 in Yorkville, Ohio the daughter of John Joseph and Anna (Mahalko) Mischik.

She worked as an assistant manager for Crocker Bank in California and retired in 1985. She moved to Lawrence in November of 1998 and worked as a teller at Commerce Bank for a few years. She was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, where she was a Eucharistic Minister and past member of Women’s Guild. She also was a member of the St. John’s Pinochle Club. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, playing bingo and going to the casino.

She married Philip C. “Bud” Gaus, Sr. on August 26, 1950 in Detroit, Michigan. He preceded her in death on November 17, 2001. She was also preceded in death by her 6 siblings. Her biggest joy in life were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Philip Gaus, Jr. (Gail) Lawrence and Bob Gaus (Anna) Reno, NV; one daughter, Janet Ewing (Tom) Moreno Valley, CA; 9 grandchildren, Matthew, Patrick, David, Michael, Michelle, Kristen, Anita, Christopher, Veronica; 9 great-grandchildren, Max, Natalie, Philip, Sammy, Johnny, Teddy, Alexander, Meriel and Emma.

A Rosary and visitation will be held from 9:00am – 10:00am on Saturday, January 30, 2015.

The family would like to thank Meadowlark, Visiting Nurses and the wonderful, caring staff at Bridgehaven Village for all they did for Kay.

Memorials may be made in her name to Corpus Christi Catholic Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

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  1. Mickey Overton on January 26, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    It was a joy to know and serve Kay. Thinking of the family who she loved so much.

  2. Susan K. Hoefer on January 30, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Dr. Gaus and family,
    Again, I express my condolences.
    So sorry for you loss.
    I am a nurse at LMH and highly regard Dr. Gaus and his expertise in oral surgery.
    Blessings be from my 3W family of caregivers!

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