Mary Ann (Rome) RohlederNovember 30, 2017
Mary Ann Rohleder
Mary Ann Rohleder, 86, Hays, died Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Hospice House in Hutchinson.
She was born January 10, 1931 in St. Peter, Kansas the daughter of Bernard and Clara (Stremel) Rome. She attended grade school in St. Peter, Sacred Heart High School in Salina, and in 1950, she graduated from St. Mary High School in Pittsburg, Kansas. On April 24, 1951 she was united in marriage to Leonard Rohleder in St. Peter, Kansas. They celebrated over 65 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on September 10, 2016. She was a member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in St. Peter until she moved to Hays in 1987 and became a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church. She was a life member of the DAV Auxiliary and a member of the VFW Auxiliary, Hays. She enjoyed crocheting afghans for family and friends, baking and sending brownies home with her family, and reading and puzzles.
Survivors include four sons; Steven Rohleder and wife Linda of WaKeeney, David Rohleder and wife Susan of St. Peter, Patrick Rohleder and wife Karla of Collyer, and Michael Rohleder and wife Ella of Wheatridge, CO, three daughters; Clara Unrein and husband Joe of Kechi, Roberta Rein of ElDorado, and Tamara Poulton of Hutchinson, nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, nine step-great-grandchildren, and a step-great-great grandchild, two sisters; Albertina Wilson and husband Robert of Arvada, CO, and Vera Syvertson of Tempe, AZ, a half-sister; Martha Rome of Sioux City, IA, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-mother; Lena, her husband, an infant sister; Albertina, a granddaughter; Christy Ann Rohleder, a brother; Charles “Virgil” Rome and his wife Virginia, a brother-in-law; Dave Syvertson, and a son-in-law; Gary Poulton.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 am on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 1805 Vine Street, with Fr. Barry Brinkman officiating. Burial will be at 2:00 pm in the Kansas Veterans Cemetery, WaKeeney. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 on Tuesday and from 9:30 am until 10:15 on Wednesday, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine Street. A parish vigil service will be at 5:30 pm followed by a VFW Auxiliary rosary at 6:00 pm, both on Tuesday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested in Mary Ann’s memory to the Mary Elizabeth Maternity Home, the Herndon Clinic, or to masses, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com