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Jean Deiter

January 8, 2013

The compassionate spirit of Jean Deiter entered eternal peace on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at Midland Care Hospice of Topeka. Jean was a long time resident of Silver Lake. Her life was led with love and kindness through the grace of Christ.

Jean was born February 6, 1933 in Akron, OH, the daughter of Carl C. and Pauline B. (Mitchell) Honeycutt. Carl and Pauline moved Jean to Topeka in 1945 where she graduated Topeka High School in 1950.

She married Robert T. (Bob) Deiter of Maple Hill in 1956 and together they raised a blessing of 3 children from their previous marriages and 4 more from their own union. They moved to the community of Silver Lake in in 1958.

Jean was an active member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Rossville for 47 years and Mother Teresa Catholic Church since 2005. She served in many capacities for both churches through the years.

She owned and operated the family farm with Bob from 1958 until his death in 1986. They owned and operated Deiter Christmas Tree Farms beginning in 1981, Jean continued until 2006. She worked part time for the department of agriculture, FSA from 1982 to 2000. Jean served 8 years on Silver Lake School Board District 372. She served on Silver Lake’s City Council for 15 years and was a member of Silver Lake Senior Citizens.

Jean is survived by her children, Kay (Irv) Klinger, Fort Worth, TX; Mike (Betty) Deiter, Silver Lake, KS; Susan Hawkins, Lake Wabaunsee, KS; Teresa (Rex) Earley, Prairie Village, KS; Bob (Jennifer) Deiter, Kansas City, MO and step children, Jacqueline (David) Parker, Highlands, NC; Cary (Vikki) Deiter, El Paso, TX. Grandchildren, Heather Brown, Kristopher, Jacob & Megan Deiter, Sarah & Zachary Hawkins, Hannah & Mitchell Earley, Daniel & Elizabeth Deiter, Kinzey Parker, Cary & Sam Deiter, Jennifer Martinek. Great Grandchildren, Ethan & Madeline Cregan, Kaylee, Brody & Karys Deiter, Jenna Blad & Peyton Martinek.

Jean also leaves behind many special friends and family who blessed her life.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. Friday, January 11, 2013 at Mother Teresa of Calcutta Catholic Church in Topeka.  Mrs. Deiter will lie in state and the family will receive friends after 6:30 P.M. Thursday, January 10, 2013 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys where there will be a Rosary recited at 7:30 P.M. Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Topeka.  Memorial contributions may be made to Mother Teresa Catholic Church Building Fund or United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Kansas City in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, KS 66536  To leave an online condolence please go to www.piperfuneralhome.com.

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13 thoughts on “Jean Deiter

  1. Jean, and Bob too, were always so loving and kind when I stayed at their farm in Silver Lake, in the 1960’s during the summer. They let me ride their horse and made me feel like I was part of their family. I’ve never forgot their loving kindness to me.
    Lynda Cowger Harris (daughter of Elaine- she was married to Glen Deiter.

  2. You have my sympathy. I really liked Jean. Always enjoyed when her and Mick would stop by the rectory and we would visit. She will be missed.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jean’s family. She did a lot things for the Silver Lake area.
    Dan and Elaine Deiter

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with
    you, Teresa and family. May the happy memories of your mother carry you through this difficult time.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time. I remember the days of going out to get a tree for Christmas…such a beautiful lady.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during your loss of jean. I have fond memories of working for your Mother and Dad, and with Mike & Cary on the farm, and the kindness with which myself and my brother Pat were treated. God Bless

    Mike Peek & Family

  7. The world has been a better place with this great great person here. I can still hear her laugh. Praying for your family.

  8. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Know your Mom is visiting with Steve’s Mom and they will have lots to talk about. We love you.
    Steve and Janice Maupin
    Humble, Tx.

  9. Our thoughts and prayers for all the family. Jean will be greatly missed. She always had a smile on her face whenever we had a chance to visit with her.
    Billy, and Jerri Childs
    Silver lake, Ks

  10. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. We know how much she was dearly loved by all of you.
    Judy and Terry Blush
    Jeffrey Blush
    Jeremy Blush
    Kim and Dylan Mulford

  11. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Kay and family. May Gods love and promise that we will see our loved ones again carry you during this difficult time.
    Serena & Eddie Carroll
    Ft Worth, TX

  12. Jean was my favorite registrar to work with when I was a program coordinator at Mainstream. Always direct, but polite, and on top of the task. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends, as her loss will no doubt leave a deep hole in your hearts.

  13. Dear Deiter family,

    We were blessed to have Jean as our friends for many, many years. God has blessed you with many happy memories of your mother. May she rest in peace.

    Ed & Pat Brady, Lillis, KS

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