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Mary Lou Kroupa

Mary Lou Kroupa, 87, of Marion, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, in Hillsboro, Kansas.

Mary Lou was born Dec. 28, 1930, to Albert and Anna Novak in Newton. She had an older brother, Alvin. She graduated from Tampa High School in 1948 and attended Marymount College before taking a job at Fourth National Bank in Wichita.

On Oct. 11, 1952, she married Edmund Kroupa with whom she celebrated 60 years of marriage before his death in October 2012. Their union was blessed with five children: Sharon Joni, William, Theresa, and Marty.

She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to many. She was a member of Holy Family Parish, St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, where she was active in Altar Society. Mary Lou was very involved with her children’s school activities, music lessons, and farm life. She loved to sew. She and Edmund enjoyed playing cards, attending Pilsen polka dances, and visiting with their many friends.

Mary Lou is survived by Sharon Kuhn and husband, Kris, of Wichita; Joni Smith and husband, Stacy, of Overland Park, and their children, Amy Rose and husband, Jason; Abby Bodenhausen and husband, Justin; and Ashley and Aaron; William Kroupa and wife, Linda, of Antelope, and sons Clark and Raleigh; Theresa Jirak and husband, Mark, of Atchison, and their children, Zachary and wife, Jenna; Kalynn, Anna, Andrew, Joseph, and Katherine; and Marty Kroupa and wife, Kimbra, of Antelope and their children, Clint and Kayla; and great-grandchildren, Easton, Ellie and Mia Bodenhausen; and Juliana and Dominic Jirak. She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents and brother.

Services were Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, at Holy Family Parish, St. John Nepomucene Church in Pilsen, officiated by Father Darrin May. Interment was at Pilsen Cemetery.

Memorials have been established with the Father Kapaun Guild in care of Zeiner Funeral Home, PO Box 6, Marion KS 66861.  Services by Zeiner Funeral Home – Marion. (620) 382-2112.

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