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Edna Mildred Kincaid Prior

March 21, 2019

Edna Mildred Kincaid Prior, 89, formerly of St. Marys, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019 at McCrite Health Center in Topeka.
She was born March 8, 1930 in Topeka the daughter of Colton F. and Alma M. Smalley Kincaid. She graduated from Washburn Rural High School in 1947. After graduation Edna worked at Ray’s Printing in Topeka for 8 years. In 1967 she started working at Gockel’s IGA where she worked for 21 years. She co-owned and operated Prior-DeBacker Liquor Store in St. Marys for 7 years. Edna also worked as a sub for USD No. 321 in food services for several years. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys, and the American Legion Auxiliary.
She was united in marriage to John William Prior on November 7, 1953 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Marys. They had 4 children, Dennis, Karen, Diane and Patricia. John preceded her in death on June 20, 2017. She was also preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, C.F. “Junior Kincaid and Donald Kincaid and a sister, Arlene Kincaid.
Survivors include her children, Dennis (Janice) Prior, Rossville, Karen Stockman (Marc Rupp), Arvada, CO., Diane (Severin) DeBacker, Topeka/Seattle and Patricia Rentfro, Topeka; 7 grandchildren, Dannielle, Andy, Matt, Bailey, Adam, Jeff and Zach; 7 great-grandchildren, Jacob, Max, Sebastian, Ava, Calyn, Hadley and Ida; nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank McCrite Health Center and Great Lakes Hospice for the care given to Edna and her family.
A graveside service will be at 10:00 A.M. Monday, March 25, 2019 at Mt. Calvary Cemetery, St. Marys. Mrs. Prior will lie in state and the family will receive friends from 2:00 until 4:00 P.M. Sunday, March 24, 2019 at Piper Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to Great Lakes Hospice and sent to Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street; St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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11 thoughts on “Edna Mildred Kincaid Prior

  1. Karen, thinking of you and your family at this time and always ! Prayers and beautiful memories of your mom my friend

  2. Dennis, Karen , Diane, Pat.& Families. So very Sorry for Your loss. Edna was wonderful to work with years ago at Gockel’s IGA . She had a heart of Gold.

  3. Pat,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Just know that you and your family had a beautiful loving mom. You are in my prayers!

    Love ya!
    Dawn Patterson Parker

  4. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your families Dennis, Karen, Diane and Pat. Your mom was a very sweet lady. Edna and my mom had fun working and bowling together. My God help you through this difficult time with all the wonderful memories you have of her.

  5. Dennis, Karen, Diane, Pat, everyone — My condolences. Edna was truly a bright ray of sunshine in the lives of her Adams nieces and nephews. Wow – what memories we have! Edna was a gem.

  6. My sincere sympathy to all of you…Edna was a fun, sweet, and caring lady…She is deeply missed. Love and Peace, Charlotte Kling

  7. Dennis, Karen, Diane, Pat, and families,

    I hope at this sad time that your spirits can be lightened by all of the wonderful memories of your Mom. I know I have many, from the multiple camping trips at Prior’s pond and Miller’s creek to the ever present batch of snickerdoodle cookies on her kitchen counter. And I will always be grateful for her many years of friendship with my mom. Right about now, I imagine Edna and Dot are having a good visit while watching your dad, my dad, and Merg playing a little poker.
    Just like at the creekbank.

  8. Dennis. Karen, Diane, Pat and families, so very sorry for your loss . I pray your memories help get you through this sad time
    Connie Pettay Pageler

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