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Lavina M. Barthuly

May 20, 2019


St. Marys—Lavina M. Barthuly, 83, passed away Monday, May 20, 2019 at the St. Marys Manor.

She was born January 7, 1936 at Frankfort the daughter of Raymond and Selma Stelter Falk. Lavina grew up in the Onaga community and graduated from Onaga High School in 1954. She had lived in the St. Marys Community many years.

Lavina worked for 23 years at the St. Marys Manor in various capacities. She was a member of the St. Marys United Methodist Church. She was a past member of the Eastern Star.

On June 7, 1991 she and Fred Barthuly were united in marriage. He preceded her in death on May 14, 2013.

Survivors include her children, Beth (Marvin) Gideon, St. Marys, Wes Rezac, St. Marys and Joan (Scott) Hoch, Alta Vista; her bonus children, Ray (Ann) Barthuly, St. Marys, Dorothy (Jerry) Rappard, Topeka, Marilyn (Ron) Rose, Cold Water, MI. and Jane (Wade) Clemons, Phoenix, AZ; her sister Jean (Don) Boling, Holton; 5 grandchildren, numerous bonus grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and several bonus great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 25, 2019 at the St. Marys United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Valley View Cemetery, St. Marys. Lavina will lie in state after 2:00 P.M. Friday, May 24, 2019 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys where the family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Marys United Methodist Church or Great Lakes Hospice and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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10 thoughts on “Lavina M. Barthuly

  1. Unfortunately we never met Lavinia but we are lucky to have her daughter Beth and Granddaughter Laura in our lives. You can judge a persons worth by what they have given this world and judging these two beautiful women we would say she must have been an incredible woman. Your family is in our prayers and hope you take comfort in knowing she is at peace.

  2. Wes/Beth/Joan…..Jill and I would like to offer our deepest sympathies for the loss of your Mother. While she is in a better place now, it’s never easy on those of us left behind. We deeply regret we will be out of town and unable to see the three of you at the service. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Beth, Wes, and Joan, My heart breaks for you all. I so loved your Mom she was a special woman as she reminded me so much of my Mother. She always had a smile no matter how she felt. I am so very sorry you have lost your beautiful Mother it is so heart breaking. Prayers to all of you and her extended Barthuly family which she loved very much for peace and comfort. Thank you for sharing your Mom with all of us. She is now a beautiful shining star in the heavens above and in the loving arms of our Lord Jesus. Warm hugs to each and every one of you..

  4. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Lavina at this time. She was a great friend and a fellow member of the United Methodist Church. We always enjoyed visiting with her and Fred at church gatherings. She will be missed. God Bless.

  5. Worked with Lavina at St Marys Manor and enjoyed seeing her & Ray; joking with her all Howard & I and her & Ray did was eat out as that was mostly when we saw each other. Prayers for her family.

  6. Latina was a beautiful woman with such a warm heart who loved everyone she met. Her smile showed everyone she cared. I know her family will miss her dearly, and I will too. I will miss visiting with her at Jason and Leslie’s family get together.
    Our deepest sympathies to Beth, Joan, and Leslie and Jason’s family.

  7. My deep sympathy to Lavinas family…She was a great neighbor and friend….She will be deeply missed….You all have great memories, cherish these and may you find peace and comfort from God, our Father in Heaven…Sincerely, Charlotte Kling

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