Topeka—Mary J. Wessling, 92, formerly of St. Marys passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at the Presbyterian Manor in Topeka.
She was born December 21, 1925 at Salina, the daughter of John Raymond and Grace Lillian Lockard Shanahan. Mrs. Wessling attended Marymount College in Salina.
Mrs. Wessling was a secretary for a real estate office in Salina. She and her husband Edwin operated a dairy farm near New Cambria for many years. She moved to the St. Marys community in 2001 and later to Topeka. Mrs. Wessling was a member of Assumption Chapel in St. Marys.
On September 1, 1948 she and Edwin Wessling were united in marriage in Salina. Edwin preceded her in death on January 19, 2005.
Survivors include her children, John Wessling, Wichita, Rita Grace, Topeka, Stephen Wessling, Topeka and Mary Frei, Sydney, Australia; 4 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
Requiem Mass will be at 9:00 A.M. Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Assumption Chapel in St. Marys. Interment will follow at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, St. Marys. A rosary will be recited at 5:20 P.M. Friday, February 23, 2018 at Assumption Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made in Mrs. Wessling’s name and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple St., St. Marys, KS. 66536. To leave online condolences please go to www.piperfuneralhome.com