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Delaine Kidney

October 2, 2017

Sharon Delaine Kidney 74, Loving Wife, Mother, and Grandmother went to be with her Lord with her family by her side on Monday, October 02, 2017 at a Topeka Hospital.

She was born May 8, 1943, at Great Bend the daughter of Elvin P. and Thelma M. Rediger Flanders.  She lived with her family on a farm near Great Bend and began her education in a small rural school in Barton County. Delaine graduated from Great Bend High School in 1961.  She moved to the St. Marys community in 1974.

Delaine completed her Licensed Practical Nursing education in 1983.  She had worked for the St. Marys Manor, for Dr. Fred Brown in St. Marys and for Dr. Myron Leinwetter and Dr. Patricia Klassen at the Rossville Medical Clinic.   She and her husband Keith owned and operated Katie’s Corner in St. Marys.  Delaine was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. Her faith and family and friends were what mattered the most to her.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Clarence Darrell Flanders.

On October 14, 1989, she was united in marriage to H. Keith Kidney at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  He survives of the home.

Other survivors include her children, Trina DeVader, St. Marys, Kurt (Geri) Esfeld, Liberty, MO; Annette (Paul) Fiedler and Teresa Herrington all of St. Marys; her stepchildren, Patty Beaver, Topeka, Robin Kidney, Lawrence, Tom Ford, San Diego, CA; and Mike Ford, Holton; her sister, Anita Doreen Snyder, Spring Hill; 11 grandchildren, Allison (Jeremy), Ethan, Abigail, Kelsey, Rachel, Rebecca, Andrea, Carley, Jayna, Laura and Shane; two step-grandchildren, Michiel and Holly; two great-granddaughters, Lindsey and Harper.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Friday, October 6, 2017, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.  Interment will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys.  Delaine will lie in state after 2:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home where the family will receive friends from 5:00 until the rosary at 7:00.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or to the St. Marys Manor Bus Fund and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.


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18 thoughts on “Delaine Kidney

  1. ew things in life will ever affect us more deeply than the death of a parent. Not only do we have to endure the intense pain of  loss but we are also left to face a future that will likely be quite different from what we had expected. The Bible assures us  that death will be no more. May such promise  help you to cope with the loss of your mother. My deepest sympathy to each of you.

    Revelation 21:3-5
    John 5:28,29
    Psalms 37:29

  2. Dear Keith and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Delaine was a wonderful woman and we were honored to have had her serve us everyplace she worked, except The Manor. We will be keeping you in our prayers, especially Oct. 14th.
    Our love, sympathy and prayers,
    Joe and Pauline Conley

  3. Our sympathy goes out to your entire family. Delaine was a special woman and will be missed by so many.

  4. Annette, so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Please accept our sympathy and prayers for comfort and peace for you and your family. Love you!

    Max and Judy Wilson

  5. Annette,
    So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. All of the staff at Prevention and Recovery Services send their condolences.

  6. Keith & family,
    We were saddened to hear of Delaine’s passing. It is comforting to know she is now free of pain. Our thoughts and prayers for comfort are with you.

    Rick & Terry Vanderbilt

  7. So sorry to hear of Dee’s passing. Will miss her beautiful smile and kind words she always had. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.

  8. Memory Eternal! Hadn’t been able to make contact with Delaine but thought about her often. My condolences & prayers to her family.

  9. Delaine was my very best friend in high school. We always kept in contact and I will miss her dearly.
    She signed my year book “Always your friend” and she was.
    My sympathy to Keith and family.
    May the Lord be with her and may she rest in peace.

  10. We had lots of fun together in Great Bend. I am sorry to hear of her passing. Delaine was a sweet person and loved by many people! God be with her loved ones.

  11. Out thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this. Dee was a wonderful woman to know. Great memories to all of you.

  12. Keith,Trina, Kurt, Annette and Teresa, So very sorry for your loss. She will be missed so much. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time. Delaine will be a special addition to Heaven. She will surround all those that are there with her kindness, sweet soft voice and the love she always shared here on our earth. Delaine please give my Mom a hug for me as I know she will be happy to see you once again. Rest my sweet lady you will always be remembered. God Bless you all

  13. So sorry to hear of Dee passing. Such a popular person & loving friend. May our sympathy be with Kieth & her family. May the Lord be with her and she rest in peace.

  14. Please accept my condolences. I remember Katie’s Corner well. My prayers for the family.

    Bob Hoferer, JR

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