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Elaine H. Perry

February 15, 2016


Elaine Helen Perry passed away at home surrounded by her family on February 15, 2016, following a short battle with cancer.  She was born to Thomas and Margaret Terokowskie at home in Hazel Park, MI, on December 22, 1940.  She was preceded in death by her husband Milton L. Perry and brother, Gordon J. Terokowskie, and three grandchildren.

Elaine married Milton on April 23, 1960, at St. Mary Magdalen in Hazel Park, MI.  She is remembered by her nine children: Deanna (Joseph) Gaumer, Steven (Christina) Perry, Keith (Ann) Perry, Christopher Perry, Matthew (Janelle) Perry, Mark (Dannielle) Perry, Maria Perry, Joseph (Nichole) Perry, Gregory (Jennifer) Perry, and 31 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.  Her children and grandchildren remember her genuine laugh, warm hugs, dirty hands from the garden, and her garage sale treasures.

Elaine led her life by example with compassion and humility as a lifetime member of the Catholic Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to St. John Mary Vianney School. The visitation and rosary will be held at St. John Mary Vianney Church located at 14611B Waterman Crossing Rd, Maple Hill, KS, 66507 on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, at 6:00 P.M. Funeral Mass will be held at the same location Thursday morning, February 18, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. Immediately following, she will be laid to rest next to her husband at Mt. Calvary Cemetery in St. Marys. Reception will be held at St. Marys Academy in the Auditorium following the burial.




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19 thoughts on “Elaine H. Perry

  1. So sorry to hear Mrs. Perry passed away. Awww, she was one of the sweetest, kindest, most helpful and hard-working “town ladies.” She was always doing something to help around campus and make life a little brighter for us “boarder girls.” She helped with laundry, cooking, parish functions, you name it. It’s amazing how all these years later her kindness is still remembered. A genuine person. Rest in peace. Teresa Omelus, Canada ’87-89. P.S. My Dad’s anniversary is Feb.14, 2001. I’m sure the 15th will be easy to remember to add to my prayers.

  2. Mr. and Mrs. Gaumer and family,

    We are very sorry for your loss. We will pray for the repose of her soul.

    May her soul and all of the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.

    Manuel and Tricia Rada and family

  3. John and I extend our condolences to the entire family from both of our Michigan families, the Redding and the VanHeusden families. We have so many great memories of a truly awesome family while here in Michigan and in Kansas. May you be comforted in knowing your mom was loved and respected by all that knew her. My mom, Mrs Redding, lost a true friend. We will keep all of you in thought and prayer through this most difficult time of sorrow.
    & AnnMarie Redding VanHeusden

  4. dear perry family. Our prayers are with you. The art grimmer family.love and God bless you all. Johanna grimmer.

  5. Deanna, Steve, Keith, Christopher, Mark, Mathew, Maria, Joseph, Greg

    My sincerest sympathy for the loss of your mother. Although distance has kept us apart, I still remember the early years on Gloede and the important role Aunt Elaine was in my early years. Your mother has left an impact on all of our lives. Remember her for her, courage, passion for faith, and boundless love for all of you. Your Mother my Aunt is home with the lord. Love you all and keeping you in my prayers.
    Scott and your Aunt Pat.

  6. We remember so well what a good friend she was to us all. May God bless and comfort the Perry family with all your fond memories and shower you with abundant graces. Our prayers for Elaine and family.

  7. My prayers to Elaine and the family, I have so many great memories of our time together with the Perry family.

  8. On behalf of the entire Orlando family we offer you all our prayers and thoughts through this difficult time. She was an extraordinary woman who was always there for anyone. She helped me a lot during my brief stay in St. Mary’s and was was a great friend to our whole family and parish in Armada for many years. Miss all of you and if I can help in any way please don’t hesitate to ask.
    Matt Orlando & Family

  9. Aunt Elaine will be missed by so many. She has to be one of the strongest woman God created. Her dedication, love, and kindness was clearly evident when she glowed around all her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren; truly an amazing woman. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of our cousins. Cherish the memories; there is so many of them. GOD Bless Aunt Elaine and her wonderful children. She will always be a part of our lives and never forgotten, but missed very much. Jim and family

  10. Your family is being thought of fondly and prayed for during this difficult time. Your Mom has gone to be with Jesus and her legacy lives on not only in her family but also in the countless lives she has touched with her friendship and charity. You Mom spent her life serving other people. I will never forget her friendship and Christian love that she had for my Mom, Sera Mann-helping her in ways that we couldn’t from our distance. Mom cherished their friendship and always loved the time they spent together! I have found memories of her too, from Michigan to Kansas! May God’s peace ever wrap your family in love.

  11. Deanna, So very sorry to hear of the loss of you Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.

  12. So sorry for your loss. I have so many fond memories of the Perry family. God’s peace and keep all the memories close to comfort you. She’s in God’s arms and with your dad. XO.

  13. Deanna, Steve, Keith, Chris, Matthew, Mark, Maria, Joe, Greg,
    Mom, Sean, and I want to tell you how sorry we are at the loss of your dear mother. She was a friend to the end. Every year we exchanged Christmas greetings; she sent us the family photos this year.
    She and you are in our prayers. God bless,

  14. Maria & Family,
    May God wrap His loving arms around all of you as we pray for you to feel His comfort & draw strength in your faith during this difficult time.

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