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Interment following funeral service

Friday November 16th, 2018

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Mary Lou Svoboda


Mary Lou (Weber) Svoboda, 77, Dighton/Herington, KS, passed away Friday, November 9th, 2018, at her
daughter's home near Bennett, CO. Mary Lou was born August 5,1941, at home near Maize, KS, the
daughter of Anthony "Tony" and Pauline (Strunk) Weber, both deceased.

Mary Lou Weber and John Svoboda were married June 7,1962, at St. Mark's Catholic Church, Colwich,
KS. John passed away January 14, 2015. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Ralph and
Robert Weber. She is survived by five children: Annette (Eugene) Wilson, Seneca, KS, Jane (Greg) Benz,
Bennett, CO, Cheryl Svoboda, Walla Walla, WA, Clare (Stu) Curtis, Panama City, FL, and Thomas (Teresa
Douthit) Svoboda, DVM, Junction City, KS. Other survivors include 18 grandchildren, 5 great
grandchildren, three sisters--Virginia Stump, Wichita, KS, Pat (Wes) Paulsen, Oshkosh, NE and Dorothy
Williams, Dawsonville, GA, two brothers--Charles Weber, Shawnee, KS, and Don (Jan) Weber, Wichita,
KS, and two sisters-in-law-JoAnn (Joe) Nowak and Delores Svoboda.

Mary Lou graduated from Andale High School in 1959, attended Sacred Heart College in Wichita from
1959-1962, and graduated from Kansas State University in 1973 in elementary education. She taught
elementary school for 35 years-3 years in Tribune, KS,1 year in Manning, KS, and 31 years in Healy, KS.
She enjoyed attending her former students' and grandchildrens' activities, caring for her grandchildren,
helping others, sewing, cooking, baking, reading, crosswords, Sudoku and playing cards. She was a
member of St. Theresa's Catholic Church, Dighton, KS.

A visitation and rosary will be held at St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, Pilsen, KS, on Thursday,
November 15 at 7 p.in. The funeral Mass will be Friday, November 16, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. also at Pilsen
with Fr. Brian Bebak officiating. Burial will follow at St. John's Cemetery, Pilsen. Zeiner Funeral Home,
Herington, is assisting with arrangements. Suggested memorial contributions may be made to Father
Kapaun Guild, St. Theresa's Catholic Church of Dighton, KS or a library of your choice all in care of Zeiner
Funeral Home, 404 S. Broadway, Herington, KS 67449.

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Thank you. Yes 4 of her children were born in Council Grove from 1964 to 1969.

Annette Wilson Nov 26 2018 12:00 AM

I was born in Council Grove, Cheryl

Cheryl Svoboda Nov 26 2018 12:00 AM


In loving memory of Mary Lou. You are in our thoughts and prayers. With our deepest condolences, Vesna, Gale & Wyatt Paulsen (Arcadia, CA)

Expression of Sympathy Nov 14 2018 12:00 AM

She touched the lives of many kids in the halls and classrooms of Healy. Well deserved rest in God's arms.

Dan & LaFonda Sharp Nov 14 2018 12:00 AM

A GRANDMA'S GARDEN TABLE BASKET was sent on November 14, 2018

We were so saddened to hear of the passing of your mom. She was always such a special person! She will be greatly missed. With love, Keith & Pam Dreiling, Gary & Carla Brooks, Tim Brooks and Tammy Wellbrock

Expression of Sympathy Nov 14 2018 12:00 AM

Prayers to the family. I had Mary as my second grade teacher many many years ago ... prayers to you all

Mary (Hollis) Harbur Nov 14 2018 12:00 AM

Annette, Jane, Cheryl, Clare, Tom and families: I am so sorry for your loss. I hope your memories help ease the pain. God bless you all.

Tammy Harrington (Bentley) Nov 14 2018 12:00 AM


Love Steve, Lisa, Mary, Eric, and Max Neeley

Expression of Sympathy Nov 14 2018 12:00 AM

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