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.
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