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Marie Sullivan

March 20, 2017

Theresa Marie Sullivan was born to William M. Corcoran and Nancy Ellen Glover October 15, 1930. Marie graduated from Solomon High School in 1948, and in March of 1949, she was united in marriage to George E. Sullivan in Solomon, Kansas. With four generations at her bedside, Grandma Marie passed peacefully March 20, 2017. The visitation will be Wednesday, March 22 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm and the Rosary will be at 7:00pm at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, Rossville, Kansas. The funeral Mass will be held Thursday, March 23 at 10:30am at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Solomon, Kansas. One recent night, while watching HGTV, Marie stated, “If I were born in a different time, I would’ve been an architect.” Marie was an architect. She bettered her community by dedicating time and effort to the schools, Rossville Library, 4-H, St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, community celebrations, cub scouts, and Rossville Senior Center. She was a lifelong volunteer, and in true Marie fashion, she requests donations be made to the Rossville Senior Center, Mt. Calvary Cemetery Fund (Solomon, Kansas), or donor’s choice in lieu of flowers. Beside her loving husband, Marie always had a vision and was the architect of an expanding home. Our family walks through a house where stones were laid and bulbs were planted by her hands. We sit on couches she built and throw pillows she sewed. We cling to sleeping bags she made with our initials stitched on the opening flaps. Marie was the architect that grew this family from the love of her George into four children, 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. She traced our family lineage and mapped out our ever-growing family—a blueprint we will continue to frame. Marie raised us, ran the show, and somehow continues to strengthen us even in her death. In true Marie fashion, her living will states that she “hopes” we will follow all her requests, but Marie, we’re going to have flowers at your funeral—sorry, not sorry. However, again in true Marie fashion, it seems fitting to close this dear farewell with her words: “You have all given me great joy, and I have had a full life. Love to all, Mom.”.

Piper Funeral Home St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.

 

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  1. Sullivan Famly – We have just heard of Ms. Marie’s passing and would ilke to send our love deepest condolences each of you. Jerry and I remembering that Marie was one of the first to Warmly Welcome us to Rossville. Her and George always had time to stop and talk about our girls and our grandkids, wanting to know how they were doing. There are so many memories that it’s difficult to express them all. So many kind words have already been said about Marie but I’m sure that our Lord said “Marie, your job on earth is done; Enter into my Kingdom Thou good and faithful servant”. Prayers to all!!!

  2. Anna, Peggy, Bill, and Janice:
    So sorry to read that your mom passed away. Thinking of all of you and your dad. The obituary was very well written. It was a very nice tribute to your mom!
    Roger and
    Shelley McClain Braden

  3. AUNT MARIE AND UNCLE GEORGE HAVE BEEN SO IMPORTANT TO SO MANY INCLUDING ALL THE SULLIVAN FAMILY. MY MOTHER HELEN WAS THE OLDEST OF THAT LARGE FAMILY FROM SOLOMON AND THEY ALL REMEMBERED THOSE STRONG FAMILY VALUES GROWING UP. I WAS IT THEIR WEDDING! BELIEVE THERE IS 39 OF US FIRST COUSINS.MY WIFE JUDY AND I HAVE SUCH GREAT MEMORIES OF THE 4 OF US VISITING IRELAND IN 1993 AND VISITS TO ROSSVILLE OVER THE YEARS.I WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER THE HOSPITALITY PROVIDED TO US WHEN EVER WE ARRIVES. SO GLADWE STOPPED TO SEE THEM IN AUGUST 2016 WHEN HOME FOR SHIRLEY’S 89TH BIRTHDAY AND THIS LAST AUGUST WHEN WE IN RUSSELL FOR MY CLASS REUNION. RIP SWEET LADY AND ALL KEEP CARE OF GEORGE SO HE IS NOT SO LONELY AND STAY HEALTHY .

  4. I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. Please be comforted by the promise that one day soon death, mourning,
    and pain will be gone from the earth forever. (Revelation 21:4) Until that time, may the love and support of family and friends help to ease the pain of your loss.

  5. I have so many wonderful memories of Marie. Memories of being a child in her home and feeling like one of the family. Memories as a young adult running into her when I was back from college visiting and her taking the time to talk with me about family and life in general. Memories as an adult with my own children trick-or-treating at her home on Halloween and always being greeted with a hug and conversation about family. She was loved by many and will be missed. Heaven gained an angel. Sending love to Marie’s family as they celebrate her life.

  6. Peggy – I have happy memories of time spent at your house when we were kids. Your mother was a special lady. You’re in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. I so enjoyed knowing your parents when the Zlatnik’s were their neighbors. Marie always knew you when you’d see her. Heaven is a brighter place with her in it.

  8. Sullivan Family,
    We were so sorry to read of your loss of Marie. Our hearts go out to all of you at this time & in the days to come. She was “One Very Special Lady” and we consider it an honor to have known her & been friends with her for so many years – it was our pleasure!! We know she will be dearly missed by her family, community & her friends. Please accept our deepest condolences. May you Rest in Peace Sweet Lady & God Speed……

  9. So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Your parents were great, loving, generous people. They will be remembered. You are in my thoughts and prayers

  10. So sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Heaven has gained a very sweet soul. She and George were always so supportive of us “school kids”. I enjoyed their company many times. May God be with you and comfort you ad you mourn this great lady.

  11. Janice and family, I am so very sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. I did not know her but she sounded like a special and loved wife, mother and grandma! God Bless All of You!

  12. I was very sorry to read of Marie’s death in the paper today. She helped me with some Solomon genealogy and it was my pleasure to have gotten to meet her. My thoughts are with her family today.

  13. We are so very sorry to hear about the passing of Marie. She was a wonderful lady and we will miss her.

  14. What a beautiful tribute to your Mother, she left her, “Marie fashion”in all her children, as it will continue on in all of you. Love and comfort to all of you, God Bless our old neighbors, what a joy you all are to be around. Our love and prayers to all your family.

  15. I’m so ,so sorry. I will miss her! But I have memories of the times we had in our Altar Society days,it was fun working with her–I still miss those days!! All those old time members are leaving me!! I think of those times often!!Love you ALL!!
    Betty Miller

  16. Sorry to hear of Marie’s passing.
    She always had a smile and kind word every time I saw her. Thinking of you all!

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