Mary Katzfey

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary Margaret “Mirt” Katzfey, 90, Lawrence, KS will be at10 a.m. Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Lawrence.  Rev. John Schmeidler and Rev. Patric Riley will be the concelebrants. Burial will follow at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Eudora. She died on Friday evening at Lawrence Memorial Hospital

She was born on March 29, 1922 in rural Sarcoxie, Mo, the daughter of William and Una Reeves Kelly.

Mary was a former clerk in the Kansas Union for over twenty years.  During World War II, she worked at the Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and The Daughters of Isabella in Lawrence. 

Mary was married to Leo J. Katzfey on July 21, 1942 in Sarcoxie, MO.  He preceded her in death on May 28, 1997.

Survivors include twin daughters, Joan Annette (husband, Ronald S. Sr.) Fowler, JoAnn Jeanette Johnston, both of Lawrence, three sisters, Mildred Trefz, Frances Olmstead, Kathryn Agnes Borland, six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.

The parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Monday, January 14, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. The family will greet friends until 8 p.m.

The family suggests memorials in her name to the Grace Hospice or to the Medicalodges of Eudora and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

7 Condolences

  1. Linda Folsom Tolbert on January 13, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Joan and Joanne so sorry to hear about your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.

  2. Brian Winslow on January 13, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Im so sorry to hear of Mert’s passing,my thoughts and prayers are with the family. I was Mert’s Hair Stylist and friend for many years, she was a very dear and sweet person. I will always miss her laughter and the fun times we had visiting and having fun together. She was living proof that there are angels on earth as well as in heaven.

  3. Sandra Fishburn-Walls on January 13, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    I’m sorry for the loss of your beloved mother, Mary. She was my babysitter from a long time ago, my favorite. I loved spending the night with her! She always made me a bowl of icecream with chocolate sauce. And I played with your cat in the backyard and I slept in one of your beds, not sure whom, and watched the black cat clock’s eyes move back and forth till I fell asleep. Your mother was a wonderful, sweet, loving, giving woman. I will never forget her.

  4. Cathy and Eddie Reid on January 13, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    Joan and Joanne we are very sorry to hear of the passing of Aunt Mert. She was Eddie’s God-Mother and a very special and kind person. She will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  5. Loretta James and Holly Coffey on January 14, 2013 at 2:14 am

    We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our prayers are with all the family. May you memories give you comfort in your time of sorrow.

  6. Gayla bieker on January 14, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    So sorry to hear about your mom. She was a very special person to raise two twins girls. She is with her angels now and at peace.

  7. Jessie on April 5, 2013 at 12:50 am

    Miss Mary Margaret. Her smiling face everyday. So very missed.

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